Feb 28, 2013

When's LongHorn Steakhouse opening?

When is LongHorn Steakhouse going to open? Annette from Bellevue and Christine from Castalia

The locally based LongHorn Steakhouse, being built on Milan Road next to Olive Garden by Ohio 2, should open by early April.

Company spokeswoman Vanessa Tostes said the popular eatery will create up to 100 new jobs for the surrounding community.

Business reporter Melissa Topey plans to write a more in-depth story on the opening soon.

This is the first LongHorn Steakhouse in Erie County. Can you think of any other popular restaurants missing from the local area that should come here? Let us know in the comments section.

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Comments

Rod Farva

What a great bunch of dudes

Trustafarian

Saints

TheScientist

lmao...

Wait. Isn't Crowbar the lesbian bar? You guys are thinking of Club X(centricities)!

TheScientist

Isn't there already a 5 guys in Sandusky?

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Sandusky Regist...

Put a 24 hour diner in the store front of the Reiger and you'll get customers.

Hoss McGee

Hooters would be good, but they would have to bring ladies in from another city. Cause if they used ladies from Sandusky they would have to call it Saggy's

lifetimeresident

How about a rib place like Damons. In Perkins or Huron.

TheScientist

What? Damon's in Sandusky just closed. lol....

ErieSailor

Trader Joe's! The closest stores being
45 minutes away in either direction should create interest with the company. Plus tourists would be interested in a "known name". Would really do well here.

TheScientist

While I love Trader Joe's, it isn't really "known" outside of metro areas. (I live in rural southern OH, and no one here knows what a Trader Joe's is unless they go to Columbus often). Sandusky already has an Aldi. They are owned by the same parent company.

2cents

Yes all of them I go in have a steady stream of urbanites from all cultures! They are always busy and probably do not see it here.

TheScientist

Bubba Gump, Bonefish, Carraba's, Joe's Crab Shack.... all good ideas, but would never survive in the seasonal Sandusky market. This isn't Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge or Myrtle Beach. Even with year-round tourists going to the indoor waterparks, that's not enough revenue unless they close up shop for the winter. There is a Quaker Steak in Vermilion, they wouldn't put one in Sandusky.

However, I think a SMALL Skyline franchise location, or a City BBQ would do very well.

Tmm

Wow great ideas from all of you! So why not any one of you go for it and open one of these places yourselves instead of wanting someone else to? Wait I know, because without some type of taxpayer paid grant or loan None of you could do it on your own. It amazes me how so many idiots can make suggestions but have no guts or means to accomplish anything themselves.

TheScientist

What an ignorant thing to say. Why does this amaze you? Not everyone has the hutzpah for running a restaurant business, but most everyone enjoys eating out now and then.

halloween2brenda

or the money.....

Tmm

Ok trader joes...go for it. You like it so much research the franchise get the PRIVATE funding together and open one.

TheScientist

Read up a few spots. Trader Joe's in Sandusky is not a good idea. Go to Aldi. Same parent company, same food items.

Kelly

Aldi & Trader Joe's do not have the same items at all

Trustafarian

Us idiots were thinking of opening a Bunny Ranch. Can your mom still pick up nickles without using her hands?

Rod Farva

Snapper control!

halloween2brenda

Brown bag burger

TheScientist

I vote we bring back Demma's.....

Tmm

We bring back demmas...there is no WE. Why don't you bring back demmas. WE bringing back demmas would involve unwilling taxpayers footing the bill for a Private business to open. There is enough of that occurring in downtown sandusky. You income tax paying city of sandusky folks have no idea your in the restaurant business do ya?

TheScientist

;) I don't live in Sandusky, or anywhere near there, so ;)

You're just one unhappy sod, aren't you?

Tmm

What the hell are you suggesting what should go here then? I'm tired of people constantly running their mouths about what this community should do but never stepping up to the plate themselves. But since you don't live anywhere near here you wouldn't have a clue about that would you?
Also extremely tired of those who do try to open a business here always expecting the taxpayer to help fund said business. That happens a lot around here but you wouldn't know that would you.

TheScientist

Because I visit often, and I bring revenue to the community. A LOT of it. It's nice to have perspective from a non-resident, isn't it? After all, it's the non-residents who bring the buck into the area. (And I was born and raised there, and most of my family still lives there, and I *GASP* even have family and friends who successfully own/operate restaurants there!)

And... small business loans from banks and municipalities aren't unique to Sandusky. You'll find that everywhere. Don't like it? Want it to change? Vote for someone who doesn't want to promote small business. Have fun campaigning for that person!

Tmm

No problem with loans from banks. If you know this community then you know how many businesses here have been partially funded by the taxpayer only to be closed down within a very short amount of time with no payback. There is a owner/operator here who is being funded by taxpayer $ to open restaurant after restaurant with no end in sight. Where I come from a true business man would find a way to fund their business privately and not turn to John q taxpayer for help in overextending themselves.

asweetnessabove

Why don't you stop being a negative nancy, pull your panties up and walk away.

People Can dream, and give suggestions.

And yes it is ultimately up the residents, because without us, businesses would not survive. In order to own a business you have to have patrons who enjoy your business.

2cents

Yes! Walking distance from where my sister used to live, well now with my 45 anyway!

asweetnessabove

Demma's has come back (the spaghetti place if I am correct?)
But it is no longer a dine in. It is carry out only and they close at 7 pm. Same recipe.
The building wouldn't sell so they decided to open back up instead of let the building go to waste.

Husband was a huge fan... As soon as he found out, we got.

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