Opening for new restaurant pushed back to fall

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Renovation of the former Fiddle Creek Steakhouse has been pushed back and is expected to begin within the next month.

A new restaurant that will operate in the former Fiddle Creek Steakhouse building will not open this summer as originally expected.

“We have had to push the opening back to the fall, probably some time in October,” said Bucki Rogers, marketing/public relations for Hoffbrau Restaurants.

Rogers said demolition and renovations are expected to begin in the next 15-30 days.

Michael Henderson, a local investor with Highway 377, LLC., said the name of the restaurant will be announced as its opening gets closer.

“It’s going to be a surprise,” Henderson said.

The restaurant will include 5,000 square feet of indoor seating and a bar, as well as an additional 4,500 square feet of outdoor garden seating.

“We will have heaters outside during the winter, and fans and misters in the summer so the patio can be used all year long,” Henderson said in a previous interview. “There will be a huge amount of landscaping and lots of trees. We will also have live music.”

The restaurant is owned by Hoffbrau Restaurants and the food is described as “Texas cowboy cuisine,” which will include steaks, chicken, seafood, tacos and more.

Knowing the community is anxiously awaiting the restaurant’s opening, Rogers said, “Residents will begin seeing activity at the restaurant very soon. I promise.”