A long-in-the-works local restaurant opening, bringing a longtime Southwest Florida dining and drinking favorite to the area, has set a new date to open its doors.
Ford’s Garage, the car-themed concept offering “prime burgers, craft beer,” now plans to debut its new University Town Center location by June 8. Across from Dick’s Sporting Goods and near the site for Mote Marine Laboratory’s new aquarium, the location will be the restaurant’s first in Sarasota-Manatee and its 16th overall. The original Ford’s Garage opened in 2012 in Fort Myers near Henry Ford’s winter home before expanding throughout Florida, as well as adding Michigan and Indiana locations.
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