It's been rumored for months and now it's finally official. Red Robin is coming to Jacksonville.
As I wrote in my Times-Union column, I've been waiting for a Red Robin to come here because it's probably the most gluten-free friendly large hamburger chain. You can get a burger on a gluten-free bun with french fries.
The Shopping Center Group today announced Red Robin will be part of a new shopping center across Town Center Parkway from the St. Johns Town Center (the parkway is the main road through the Town Center).
The center will also include an Aldi grocery store, which is great because as I've written before, Aldi has a wonderful line of proprietary gluten-free products at reasonable prices. While we already have Aldi stores in the Jacksonville area, they are sporadically located and the more they build, the merrier.
They hope to open the new shopping center in the spring of 2017.