Two new restaurants plus new locations for two long-time restaurants are on the menu for Manteca.
Chubby’s is targeting a move from their North Main Street location south of Golden West School to the Orchard Supply Hardware center on Louise Avenue. The restaurant is hoping to open in the old Hollywood Video space by month’s end.
String’s Italian Café is also getting close to pulling up stakes from its current location — where it has been since 1991 next to El Jardin Mexican Restaurant in the Wal-Mart/Safeway shopping center on South Main Street to the remodeled restaurant space that once was home to Isadore’s on North Main Street next to the Bank of Stockton.
The Poag & McEwen representative at Tuesday’s Manteca City Council meeting indicated they are preparing to submit building plans for two new free-standing restaurants as well as a second hotel in the coming weeks.
He declined to reveal the names of the new concern until the actual plans are submitted.
The council on Tuesday changed adopted rules for the 746,740-square-foot Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley owned by Poag & McEwen where Bass Pro Shops opened in 2008 to allow a second 125-room hotel directly east of the exiting Hampton Inn.
A new restaurant pad location was created for one of the two new dining options. It will consist of 7,000 square feet across from Bass Pro. The restaurant will be situated in such a manner that a portion will extend over the manmade lake to provide al fresco dining on the water’s edge.
The changes will also allow the 30,038-square-foot former Best Buy to be leased as a fitness center.
Several health clubs have been in discussions with Poag & McEwen about utilizing that space.
The Sizzler Restaurant is expected to open sometime this year directly behind the McDonalds as well as the Taco Bell that recently opened along Daniels Street near the Airport Way/120 Bypass interchange.