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Las Vegas-based Sugar Factory American Brasserie, known for couture lollipops, celebrity sightings, and $ 43 worth of tropical cocktails, is planning to take over the closed Brio Tuscan Grille site in The Markets at Town Center.

The company announced on April 14 that it was opening at 4910 Big Island Drive restaurant. The planned opening is in January.

It said it has the capacity for 312 seats, including 175 inside, 22 at the bar and 115 on the terrace, on the total area of ​​10,800 square meters of the property.

One of the special features is an Instagram café at the front. Indoor and outdoor dining and a bar with operable doors to a large outdoor deck with grilles and lighting; and a large video wall. There will be a flower and candy wall.

No further details were given.

“I think it’s going to be super successful,” said Kelly Pulignano, Vice President of the Shopping Center Group.

She and Stephanie McCullough, partner in the Shopping Center Group, represented the landlord Hines in the lease.

They said the city center continues to grow with residential, office space and a new hotel.

“Demand in this area continues to grow due to growth in general, and a unique restaurant offering is always in demand,” said Pulignano on April 12th.

They said they had spoken to Sugar Factory since the fall.

The closed Brio Tuscan Grille site in The Markets at Town Center will become the American brasserie Sugar Factory, according to real estate agents who represent the landlord.

They referred questions about the opening date and investment to the Black Star Hospitality Group, whose concepts include Sugar Factory.

The 7,915 square meter restaurant was built for rent to Brio in 2012 and closed in January 2020.

McCullough and Pulignano anticipate a renovation of the property.

Although it appears to need an update, the website claims to have 19 locations in the US and several internationally.

Florida locations include Orlando, Miami, and the Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

According to McCullough and Pulignano, Michael Stern of EDGE Realty Partners in Dallas and Daniel Solomon of Katz & Associates in Miami-Fort Lauderdale represented the Sugar Factory.

Stern and Solomon did not respond to emails to leave a comment.

The concept of the sugar factory is expanded.

Black Star Hospitality Group claims it monitors more than $ 100 million in revenue and investments through current and future venues, including Sugar Factory.

An exclusive contract with Sugar Factory for more than 15 cities is announced on the website.

The Dallas Morning News reported April 8th that the chain will be opening its first Texas location in Uptown Dallas, in what was once Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Milkshakes offered by the sugar factory.

Sugar Factory’s LinkedIn website said the company made confectionary a part of popular culture and made its couture pops a designer accessory, with stars like Britney Spears, Drake, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria, and others being involved the sparkling lollipops were photographed.

The website reported that American rapper and songwriter 50 Cent visited the Atlanta Sugar Factory on March 14th.

As an example of how the sugar factory works, the Tampa Sugar Factory at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino opens at 11 a.m. daily and closes at 11 p.m. on weekdays and at 1 a.m. on weekends.

The full-service restaurant with 120 seats has the brand’s signature confectionery with a 4,000 square meter, floor-to-ceiling candy wall with more than 500 types of candy, including bulk and novelty items as well as the “world-famous couture pops”. ”

The pops come with a diamond-studded handle that can be refilled with pops in flavors such as champagne, watermelon and pina colada.

In addition to homemade ice cream and ice cream, Sugar Factory also offers coffee, hot chocolate, frozen hot chocolate, special rainbow donuts and pastries.

The online menu for the Tampa location shows appetizers, soups and side dishes, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, pancakes and waffles, and grilled appetizers.

Rates include $ 11 garden salad, $ 14 grilled cheese, $ 17 chicken breast sandwich, $ 18 burger, $ 28 shrimp alfredo, $ 32 roast salmon, and $ 48 tenderloin.

There are also milkshakes from $ 14, sundaes, and other desserts.

The American Brasserie at the Sugar Factory in Icon Park, Orlando.

The “World Famous King Kong Sundae Sugar Factory” costs US $ 99 and serves 12 people.

An extensive specialty cocktail menu on the Internet includes $ 39 worth of drinks like a raspberry watermelon mojito and a classic watermelon pina colada, as well as $ 17 drinks like a chocolate mudslide martini and grape crush.

At the Miami location on Ocean Drive, prices are higher. Cocktails are available online for $ 19 to $ 43.

The sugar factory also hosts parties, weddings, and other events.

“Sugar Factory’s selection of this location demonstrates the strength of the Town Center submarket as one of the leading retail and restaurant destinations in the region,” said Pulignano.

Sugar Factory said it was “the most instagrammed restaurant in the United States” by Food & Wine Magazine.

It offers a cute getaway with locations across the United States including the newest restaurant locations in Midtown Atlanta, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi, the Theater Box in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, and the Fashion Show Mall the Las Vegas Strip, in New York City on Broadway, in Bellevue near Seattle and in Pentagon City, Washington DC “

Other locations include a mug bar and retail location in the Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, retail outlets in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Union Square in Washington, DC, and McCarran International Airport in D. Tor.

“The retail Sugar Factory American Brasserie and the brand’s popular restaurant is located in New York, Chicago, Pentagon City, Connecticut at Foxwoods Resort Casino, Orlando and South Beach Miami worldwide,” it said.

The brand also says it will expand into more domestic markets at Mall of America in Minnesota and Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston.

The Brio Tuscan Grille was closed on January 24th, 2020 in The Markets at Town Center. A Brio spokesman said at the time that several factors may have contributed to the closure, including commercial changes in the restaurant’s surroundings and reduced traffic in the restaurant.

It closed before the March 2020 pandemic brought much of the country to a standstill, particularly the food service and hospitality industries.

Brio Tuscan Grille rented the building owned by Hines.

Inside the Orlando Sugar Factory American Brasserie.

Rainbow pancakes on the sugar factory menu.

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