Roberts' Stadium Club, Almost There
GAINESVILLE - The long, slow construction project to build the stadium club complex in midtown Gainesville is just about finished. The facility will not only offer luxury condominiums but three spaces for retail on the first floor.
One of those spaces is being rented out by "How Do You Roll. A sushi restaurant chain which will be rolling in soon.
A senior at the University of Florida Delisha White is relieved with the news. "For it to be over, it would be amazing because there's always traffic on this street," White says.
At eight stories high and 104 feet tall it's one of the tallest buildings in midtown. Construction for Roberts' Stadium Club on University Avenue and Fletcher Drive is coming to an end. All that is really left to build is the parking garage.
"How Do You Roll" will be one of the restaurants opening on March 11th. Having missed three previous opening dates, it took "How Do You Roll" about 20 months to come together. Finalizing construction being its biggest delay.
Matt Aschenbrener CFO & Co-Owner of "How Do You Roll" says, "We would of have liked to open up much sooner, but we want to open up the right way and opening up with all the construction around us, would not have been as good."
The restaurant is compact, fitting 40 people inside. Even though it's under construction right now, this intended to be the outdoor cafe for 'how do you roll.' it will seat about 25 people.
The owners of the franchise were on the show Shark Tank Friday night on TV20 tonight to find out if their franchise was a business worth investing in.
The owner of the Gainesville location says midtown is a great location for a business to rise. "We like Gainesville very much, because the students love sushi and we have a great product and it should be a great location for us, one of the best in the country," Aschenbrener says.
White, the UF student agrees. She says, "it's right across from a major dorm and kids come from the hub all the time, so there will be a lot of people, just coming to visit this new attraction. And who doesn't love a new thing in Gainesville?"
They are now accepting job applications and will be hiring all of next week. They are thinking of hiring about 20 people. For more information you can check their website.
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