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Main Street Lakewood Ranch Will Get New Restaurant and Ballroom

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July 18, 2018

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Hugh Miller and Greg Campbell, known for PIER 22 restaurant in Bradenton, have finalized a long-term lease agreement with LWR Main Street, making them part of Lakewood Ranch’s shopping and entertainment hub.

The duo’s new independent restaurant concept is called “GROVE,” and will be located at 10670 Boardwalk Loop, where the Polo Grill and Bar was previously located. GROVE is the partners’ fifth venture in 12 years.

Miller and Campbell’s partnership started in 2006, when Miller brought on Campbell to run operations at PIER 22, located on the Manatee River in downtown Bradenton.

“We are extremely pleased to have Hugh and Greg take over this significant piece of Main Street,” said Kirk Boylston, president of Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty. “We’re all very excited to hear their plans for improving the building and ballroom. We are especially happy to know that the ballroom will remain in place to serve as a gathering space for our community’s residents and businesses, and we greatly look forward to the opening of GROVE.”

The team at GROVE will offer wholesome gourmet meals, Campbell said, including scratch-made entrees, culinary cocktails and savory desserts. “We’re committed to using quality fresh ingredients and innovative cooking methods to inspire, nourish and wholly satisfy our guests,” he said. Separate menus are in the works for lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night, and Sunday brunch.

The property is set to receive a multi-million-dollar renovation, including a total redo of the restaurant, a remodel and upgrade of the 350-seat ballroom, along with sections of the lounge, private party and meeting areas, and major portions of the outdoor patio areas.

The dining room and patio areas are expected to seat more than 350 guests, including the three private dining areas that can be configured to serve 20, 40 or 60 people. “With these changes, we’re creating an entirely different ambiance,” Miller said; “one that embodies an elevated and modern ranch-town vibe that really fits the diverse market we’ll serve.”

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Lakewood Ranch is the 31,000-acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more than 30,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and more than four million square feet of commercial property. For more information visit