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What Business Should Replace T.G.I. Friday's?

The restaurant, which was located just south of the intersection of Northdale Boulevard and North Dale Mabry Highway, closed recently

It used to be a gathering place for Carrollwood and Northdale residents to grab lunch or host professional networking meetings.

Now, T.G.I. Friday's, 15491 N. Dale Mabry Highway, has shuttered its doors in the Dibbs Center plaza just south of Northdale Boulevard.

A sign on the door of the business lets customers know that the chain restaurant closed on Dec. 26, and pointed patrons to other Tampa Bay locations.

Patch wants to know what you think about the restaurant's closing.

What would you like to see in its place?

Christopher Nank January 25, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Never went there, glad to see it go. We could use fewer big-box chain restaurants in this area in general.
Camille C. Spencer January 25, 2012 at 08:07 PM
@christopher: I've heard that from other people, too. I wonder if a small business would want to move in there.
Christopher Nank January 25, 2012 at 09:10 PM
That'd be cool; I'm wondering if it'll be marketed as "available restaurant space" if all the facilities and appliances were left intact, though.
Sara January 26, 2012 at 01:15 PM
I agree - local shop, no chains and no more burger places. Hmmm, not sure what kind of food should go in there.
Sherri Lonon January 29, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Do you think Carrollwood residents would be more inclined to support a locally owned shop/restaurant at that location?
Diana Bauer February 08, 2012 at 04:26 PM
How about Hooters?
Robert Kane March 03, 2012 at 02:30 AM
We went there often, food was always great, affordable, and the service was also consistently good and friendly. We miss them not being there! And, as for Hooters....yuck!

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