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February 11, 2013

It's 2013, where are the flying cars… and Texas Roadhouse?

It's 2013, so where's beef?

A lot of people look at the year on the calendar and wonder where their flying car or jet pack is. And while that is a valid, if a bit odd, question, Med City steak fans have their own query.

"It's 2013, so where's my Texas Roadhouse?"

Texas+roadhouseThat's something I've heard a lot lately. The last time I wrote about the Roadhouse coming to Rochester, I was told construction would start by October at the latest. That was October 2012.

To refresh everyone's memories, the plan was to build a 6,995-square-foot restaurant in the parking lot of Rochester's Northwest Plaza shopping center near Sam's Club and Walmart.

The plans for the restaurant made it through the city's approval system. When I last checked, there was only one last gate to get through.

"We're still awaiting approval from… a big-box retailer at the center," said Texas Roadhouse's Travis Doster in September.

It's common for a shopping center's covenants to give its major tenants final say on a new business near them. It's typically a formality.However, sometimes, things go a bit askew.

The Kentucky-based Texas Roadhouse rep told me in the fall that a building could be up by the end of January.OK, now it is almost Valentine's Day. So where is it?

I don't know what the snag is, but it's high time I saddle up and go find out. We'll see what I can lasso, as far as details.

I wonder if I'll have a jet pack by the time the Roadhouse starts grilling here.


Is it a parking issue like Buffalow Wild Wings? there is alot of parking there but Mayo Park & ride is there as well.

I have my gift certificate already, I am waiting for it...

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