Commonwealth Journal

Homepage

July 30, 2013

Workers are hustling to complete Somerset’s new Texas Roadhouse

Somerset —

If the sight of bulldozers moving around dirt along U.S. 27 makes you salivate, you can be forgiven. It just means Texas Roadhouse is on the way.
Construction is underway on the new restaurant located in the Stonegate Centre on the south end of the busy strip, situated in between the Sleep Outfitters store and the neighboring Grand Central Place shopping center. 
Developer Brook Ping, the man responsible for helping bring Texas Roadhouse to town, said that the building project began around the time of the July 4 holiday and has steadily progressed throughout the month. 
In all, construction should take about 100 days, putting the expected completion date for the facility around the beginning of November, just in time for the holidays.
Ping confirmed that this means the restaurant’s arrival is in its “final stages,” after having gone through various deal-making and paperwork-filing processes.
“I’m excited about them coming here,” he said. “It’s going to be a great facility.”
The restaurant, which features its own bar, is sizable, a 7,000-square-foot building. It will seat over 300 people at a time, said Ping, with 170 parking places outside in the lot.
 Headquarted in Louisville, Ky., Texas Roadhouse actually has deep roots in the Bluegrass state more than the Lonestar one; it was founded by native Kentuckian Kent Taylor, who formerly managed a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. The company was founded in 1993 in Clarksville, Ind., and now operates over 390 restaurant locations in 47 states. It’s renowned for its steaks, ribs, chicken, and buckets of complimentary peanuts.
Also in the works is the eagerly anticipated diner chain Steak ‘n Shake, though they’re not quite as far along in the process. Ping said that the local Steak ‘n Shake is still waiting on state approval of their plans before they can get started, and are likely “a month or two” behind Texas Roadhouse right now.
“They shouldn’t be too far behind,” noted Ping.
The developer said that there are other deals pending for possible additions to the rapidly-growing Stonegate Centre, which also features the new Kentucky Blood Center donor facility and the L&N Federal Credit Union, but no details are available at this time.
“We’re always working on some (potential deals),” said Ping.

1
Text Only
Local News
Local Sports
Relay

From left Southwestern’s Catie Odom and Brandi Ridner, and Pulaski’s Allie Stevens and Allison Kerns compete in the girls’ 800-meter relay event in the 38th annual Joan Spurlock Lake Cumberland Classic.

  • Maranda Mills, Austin Hyden win meet MVP’s

    The weather on Saturday was perfect for the 38th annual Joan Spurlock Lake Cumberland Classic at Somerset High School’s Joan Spurlock Track Complex.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Top Players Justin Edwards, Virginia Scott named County Basketball Players of the Year

    The 2013-’14 high school basketball season was one that saw both Southwestern hoops teams advance all the way to the regional semi finals, while the PC boys won a fifth consecutive district tournament, and the Somerset Lady Jumpers earned a berth in a regional tourney for the second year in a row.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bigelow Lady Jumpers hold off Pulaski

    It’s been a rough few days for first-year head coach Brad Gover and the Pulaski County Lady Maroon softball team.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

Features
Cory Paints.jpg

The work of Cory Bond, a Rockcastle County native who takes painting classes at Somerset Community College (SCC) will be on display through the month of April as part of an exhibit called “Cory’s World.”

  • Autistic man expresses himself through art

    Take a walk down the main hallway of the Stoner Building on the campus of Somerset Community College starting in April, and you might think you’re surrounded by a gorgeous array of storyboards for Disney Pixar films: Brightly colored animals romping about in lavish jungle scenes, the kind of thing likely to bring a smile to any child’s face.

    March 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • DOWNTOWN FOTO.jpg Memories of how things used to be in 1960s Somerset

    An old photograph of shoppers in downtown Somerset revived sweet memories of how things used to be. Best we can tell by car models, the photograph was made about 1962.

    March 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Briston and mom Becca.jpg American Idol hopeful has local connection

    If you’ve been following the journey of this year’s crop of “American Idol” contestants, you’re probably familiar with the name Briston Maroney.
    But did you know that the talented young vocalist has a local connection?
    A resident of Knoxville, Tenn., Maroney was featured in the Salt Lake City, Utah, auditions, which aired on January 29.

    February 8, 2014 1 Photo

News Live
Pulaski-Southwestern basketball doubleheader


Check out more action photos at www.somerset-kentucky.smugmug.com

AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks