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Restaurants and food shops that have failed,
closed or changed names or owners in The Villages.

✓=Follow-on business still open. •=Follow-on business changed owners/name. Pr = Present.
BPS = Brownwood Paddock Square; BRP = Buffalo Ridge Plaza; CP = Colony Plaza; HS = Historic Side; LPG = La Plaza Grande; LSL = Lake Sumter Landing; MGP = Mulberry Grove Plaza; PP = Pinellas Plaza; PRP = Palm Ridge Plaza; RAP = Rolling Acres Plaza; SPP = Spanish Plains Plaza; SS = Spanish Springs; STP = Southern Trace Plaza.
Original Business Name Plaza Address Changed to... → then...
Angler's Club (Private)
[2004-2017]
LSL 1020 Canal St. •Angler's Club (Private) [2017-2022]→
✓Angler's Club (Semi-Private) [2022-Pr]
Applebee's Neigh. Grill & Bar
[2008-2012]
LPG 1009 Bichara Blvd. ✓Applebee's Neigh. Grill & Bar [2012-Pr]
Augie's Tap Room (Brewery)
In Augustine's [2002-2005]
SS 1105 Main St. •In Tosca Italian Grill [2005-2007]→
•In Bourbon St. Rest. & M.H. [2007-2009]→

•Vom Fass Oil →
✓Rachel's Best Soaps.
Augustine’s Italian Restaurant
[2002-2005]
SS 1101 Main St. •Tosca Italian Grill [2005-2007]→
•Bourbon St. Rest. & Music Hall [2007-2009]→
•Luigino's Restaurant [2011-2015]→
•Demshar's Restaurant [2017-2020]→
•Augustine's 1812 House [2020-2023]→
✓Bella Vita Italian Kitchen & Bar [2023-Pr.]
Barnie's Coffee & Tea
[2007-2008]
BRP 4058 Wedgewood Ln. •Starbuck's #2 [2008-2010]→
•High Five Frozen Yogurt [2010-2015]→
•Peachwave Frozen Yogurt [2015-2018]→
•bowlbar [2018-2019]→
✓Tropical Smoothie Café [2019-Pr]
Beef O'Brady's
[2003-2015]
MGP 8720 SE 165 Mulberry Ln •Beef O'Brady's [2015-2018]→
✓Beef O'Brady's [2018-Pr]
Bichara Bakery
[1997-2013]
SS 1002 Alverez Ave. •Dunkin’ Donuts [2013-2015]→
•Dunkin’ Donuts [2015-2022]→
✓Dunkin’ Donuts [2022-Pr]
Big City Grill #2
[2007-2012]
BRP 4046 Wedgewood Ln. ✓NYPD Pizza [2012-Pr]
Big Top On The Square
[1997-2001]
SS 1101 Alonzo Ave. Church On The Square → Sharon Morse P.A.C.
Blu Spoon Yogurt Parlour
[2014-2019]
RAP 704 US 441 ✓Blu Spoon Yogurt Parlour [2019-Pr]
Bonefish Grill
[2008-2009]
BRP 3580 Wedgewood Ln. ✓Bonefish Grill [2009-Pr]
Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q
[2004-2005]
BRP 3480 Wedgewood Ln. ✓IHOP Restaurant [2008-Pr]
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream
[2005-2011]
MGP 8699 SE 165 Mulberry Ln Now Pep Boys Automotive.
Buffalo Glen Soft Ball Concession
[2007-2009]
305 Tatonka Terr. Closed.
Café Olé (On The Square)
[1997-2004]
SS 1102 Main St. •Margarita Republic [2004-2007]→
•Margarita Republic [2007-2019]→
•Margarita Republic [2019-2023]→
T.B.D.
Cane Garden C.C.
[2004-2012]
1726 Bailey Trail. •Cane Garden Restaurant [2012-2018]→
✓Cane Garden C.C. [2018-Pr]
Carrabba's Italian Grill
[2005-2009]
RAP 850 US Hwy. 27/441 ✓Carrabba's Italian Grill [2009-Pr]
Carvel Ice Cream
[2005-2008]
RAP 674 Hwy. 27/441 •Carvel Ice Cream [2008-2013]→
•Jersey Mike’s Subs [2013-2020]→
✓Jersey Mike’s Subs [2020-Pr]
Cattle Baron Club
[1997-2019]
SS 996 Del Mar Dr. (2nd. fl.) •Katie Belle’s relocated [2019-2020]→
Closed in 5/2020.
Cattleman’s Club
[1997-2005]
SS 1157 Main St. ✓Panera Bread Bakery Café #1 [2005-Pr]
Chula Vista Club
[1993-2004]
1011 Rio Grande Ave. Now Chila Vista Recreation Center.
Cici’s Pizza Buffet
[2008-2012]
CP 243 Colony Blvd. •Village Pizza [2012-2013]→
✓Mezza Luna Restaurant [2013-Pr]
Cody's Orig. Roadhouse #3
[2017-2019]
MGP 8761 SE 165 Mulberry Ln ✓The Back Porch (Mulberry) [2022-Pr]
Corkscrew Winery
[2015-2019]
SS 1171 Main St. ✓Corkscrew Winery [2019-Pr]
Crazy Gringos
[1998-2000]
SS 890 Avenida Central •Crazy Gringos [2000-2003]→
•Crazy Gringos [2003-2006]→
•Tony Packo’s [2006-2006]→
✓The Pub [2006-Pr]
Crispers
[2004-2011]
STP 3551 Wedgewood Ln. •Crispers [2011-2018]→
•Habaneros Mexican Grill [2018-2019]→
•Naldo's Mexican Kitchen [2019-2022]→
✓Tequila Cantina [2022-Pr]
Dee Dee’s Doghouse
[2005-2007]
RAP 700 Hwy. 27/441 •Villages SKY (Xiao) [2007-2010]→
✓Bamboo Bistro [2010-Pr]
DiBella’s Subs
[2004-2005]
STP 3509 Wedgewood Ln. •Quizno’s Subs #5518 [2005-2006]→
•Quizno’s Subs #5518 [2006-2009]→
•Quizno’s Subs #5518 [2009-2010]→
•Gandolfo's NY Deli [2010-2012]→
Now Edible Arrangements.
Dominic’s Ristorante
[2005-2008]
LSL 1000 Canal St. •redsauce American Italian Rest. [2008-2014]→
✓redsauce [2014-Pr]
DQ Grill & Chill #1
[2003-2005]
SPP 1561 Bella Cruz Dr. •DQ Grill & Chill #1 [2005-2007]→
•Siam Orchid [2007-2010]→
•Seafood Galley #2 [2010-2012]→
•Dunkin' Donuts [2012-2015]→
•Dunkin' Donuts [2015-2022]→
✓Dunkin' Donuts [2022-Pr]
DQ Grill & Chill #2
[2004-2006]
STP 3390 Wedgewood Ln. •The Glitz on 466
✓Culver's [2018-Pr]
Dunkin' Donuts
[2014-2015]
BPS 2736 Brownwood Blvd. ✓Dunkin' Donuts [2015-Pr]
Dutz’s Sports Page
[2004-2007]
LPG 1004 Bichara Blvd. •Seafood Galley #1 [2008-2011]→
•Urban Curry [2011-2013]→

Now Message Envy Spa.
El Santiago Club
[2000-2003]
2375 Enrique Dr. •El Santiago Club [2003-2006]→
•El Santiago Club [2006-2012]→

Demolished, now Santiago Recreation Center.
Emmet’s Steakhouse
[2005-2007]
SS 1004 Main St. •The Copper Pot [2006-2007]→
•Amigos [2008-2009]→
✓Gator's Dockside [2009-Pr]
Empress Pavilion #1
[1998-1999]
LPG 1104 Bichara Blvd. •Empress Pavilion #1 [1999-2007]→
•New China Buffet [2007-2008]→
•Beijing Garden Restaurant [2008-2012]→
✓Sakura Sushi & Grill [2012-Pr]
Empress Pavilion #2
[2004-2005]
STP 3435 Wedgewood Ln. •Shanghai China Buffet [2005-2009]→
•China Buffet #88 [2009-2018]→
Vacant.
Evergreen Bar & Grill
[2013-2017]
PP 2466 Burnsed Blvd. •Fujiyama Express [2017-2019]→
✓Roberto's Ristorante & Pizzeria [2019-Pr]
Fratelli Pizzuti Pizza
[2009-2011]
SPP 1558 Bella Cruz Dr. •Koyame Asian Express [2012-2013]→
•Koyame Asian Express [2013-2022]→
✓Koyame Asian Express [2022-Pr]
Giovanni's Ristorante & Pizzeria
[2004-2022]
STP 3439 Wedgewood Ln. T.B.D.
Glenview C.C. Restaurant
[2000-2004]
3194 Glenview Rd. •Glenview C.C. Restaurant [2004-2017]→
✓Glenview C.C. Restaurant [2017-Pr]
Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream
[2004-2007]
LSL 1001 Lake Shore Blvd. •Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream [2007-2013]→
✓Haagen-Dazs [2013-Pr]
Hacienda Hills C.C.
(Royal Palm Restaurant)
[1996-2004]
1200 Morse Blvd. •Hacienda Hills C.C. [2004-2004]→
•Coconutz [2004-2005]→
•Hacienda Hills Bar & Grill [2006-2011]→
•Hacienda Hills C.C. [2011-2015]→
•Hacienda Hills C.C. [2015-2019]→
Demolished in 7/2020.
Hacienda Hills Grill Room
[1996-2004]
1195 Morse Blvd. •Hacienda Hills Grill Room [2005-2006]→
Hacienda Hills Golf Shop → Demolished in 7/2020.
Hardee’s [1997-2000] LPG 1005 Bichara Blvd. ✓KFC/Taco Bell [2000-Pr]
Havana Club
[2008-2014]
2484 O’Dell Cir. •Hemingway’s at Havana [2014-2017]→
•Views at Havanna →
Renamed ✓Havana C.C. [2017-Pr]
Herman's Ice Cream Shoppe
[2002-2006]
SS 1108 Main St. •Kilwin's [2006-2011]→
•Kilwin's [2011-2013]→
✓Kilwin's [2013-Pr]
Italian Ice Emporium
[2007-2008]
BRP 4056 Wedgewood Ln. •D’Lites Emporium Ice Cream [2008-2010]→
Truly Nolen Pest Control → Now UrgentVet.
Jan & Terry’s Diner
[2013-2014]
LPG 1000 Bichara Blvd. •Sidewalk Café [2014-2016]→
✓Darrell's Diner #10 [2016-Pr]
Johnny Rockets
[2004-2006]
LSL 976 Old Mill Run •Johnny Rockets [2006-2012]→
•Johnny Rockets [2012-2019]→
✓Johnny Rockets [2019-Pr]
Katie Belle's (Buffet Room)
[1997-2015]
SS 992 Del Mar Dr. Now Chico's Clothing Store.
Katie Belle's Music Hall
[1997-2019]
SS 992 Del Mar Dr. Reopened & relocated upstairs, then closed for good 5/2020.
Las Tapas Restaurant & Brewery
[2014-2017]
BPS 2738 Brownwood Blvd. •Bavarian Brew Haus [2017-2018]→
•Bluefin Grill [2018-2021]→
✓Bluefin Grill & Bar [2021-Pr]
Legacy C.C. Restaurant
[2004-2010]
17135 Buena Vista Blvd. •Legacy Restaurant [2010-2019]→
✓Legacy Restaurant [2019-Pr]
Legacy Pool Bar
[2004-2010]
17155 Buena Vista Blvd. •Oasis Grill [2010-2018]→
•Oasis Burger Co. [2018-2018]→
✓Legacy Pool Bar [2018-Pr]
Lighthouse Bar & Grill
[2004-2006]
LSL 925 Lake Shore Dr. •Lewis Lighthouse [2006-2006]→
•Lighthouse Pointe Bar & Grille [2006-2012]→
✓Lighthouse Pointe Bar & Grille [2012-Pr]
Li'l Bits Café
[2007-2022]
PRP 11962 CR 101, Suite#403 ✓Li'l Bits Café [2022-Pr]
McCall's Tavern
[1997-2007]
SS 997-999 Alvarez Ave. ✓McCall's Tavern [2007-Pr]
MJ’s Bagel Buzz
[2007-2009]
CP 297 Colony Blvd. •Juan's Mexicali [2009-2010]→
✓Fiesta Grande Mexican Grill II [2010-Pr]
Nathan's Famous
[2007-2008]
BRP 4085 Wedgewood Ln. •Nathan's Famous [2008-2011]→
•Subway [2011-2021]→
Closed.
Nature’s Table Café
[2002-2005]
SS 1152 Main St. •Main St. Bistro [2006-2007]→
✓Ay! Jalisco IV [2009-Pr]
Ollie's Frozen Custard
[2000-2016]
SPP 1572 Bella Cruz Dr. •Ollie's Frozen Custard [2016-2022]→
✓Ritter's Frozen Custard [2022-Pr]
Orange Blossom Hills C.C.
[1987-2002]
HS 1542 Watertower Cir. •Orange Blossom Hills C.C. [2002-2003]→
•Orange Blossom Hills C.C. [2003-2014]→
•Orange Blossom Hills C.C. [2014-2015]→
✓Orange Blossom Hills C.C. [2015-Pr]
Outback Steakhouse
[2005-2009]
RAP 712 US Hwy. 27/441 ✓Outback Steakhouse [2009-Pr]
Palmer Legends C.C.
[2003-2015]
1635 Palmer Way ✓Palmer Legends C.C. [2015-Pr]
Pauly’s Pizzeria #1
[2002-2012]
SS 986 Alverez Ave. •Flippers Pizzeria #23 [2012-2020]→
✓Flippers Pizzeria #23 [2020-Pr]
Pauly’s Pizzeria #2
[2003-2010]
MGP 8760 SE 165 Mulberry Ln •Toscani’s Deli & Pizzeria [2011-2014]→
✓Sammy Joe's Pizzeria [2015-Pr]
Pauly’s Pizzeria #3
[2009-2011]
PRP 11974 CR 101 Now Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance.
Peachwave Frozen Yogurt #2
[2013-2016]
PP 2522 Burnsed Blvd. Now T-Mobile.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
[2007-2012]
STP 4110 Wedgewood Ln. •Perkins Restaurant & Bakery [2012-2017]→
•metro diner [2017-2021]→
✓metro diner [2021-Pr]
Qdoba Mexican Grill
[2004-2007]
SS 994 Del Mar Dr. •Firehouse Subs [2007-2008]→
•Big City Grill #1 [2008-2010]→
•Athens - NY Restaurant [2010-2012]→
•Athens - NY Restaurant [2012-2016]→
•Amerikanós Grille [2016-2018]→
✓Amerikanós Grille [2018-Pr]
Red Lobster [2009-2014] BRP 3830 Wedgewood Ln. ✓Red Lobster [2014-Pr]
Ricciardi's Italian Table
[2014-2021]
BPS 3660 Kiessel Rd. ✓Prima Italian Steakhouse [2021-Pr]
Saddlebrook Softball Concession
[1999-2006]
2890 Saddlebrook Ln. •Fran’s Bullpen [2006-2014]→
•Malracon [2015-2020]→ Closed.
Silver Lake Club
[1987-2001]
HS 683 Rainbow Blvd. •Silver Lake Café [2001-2002]→
Now Silver Lake Recreation Center.
Snappy Tomato Pizza
[1994-2002]
LPG 996 Bichara Blvd. •Snappy Tomato Pizza [2002-2003]→
•Snappy Tomato Pizza [2003-2008]→
•Snappy Tomato Pizza [2008-2014]→
•Mario’s Pizza [2014-2016]→
•Chicken Salad Chick [2016-2017]→
✓Chicken Salad Chick [2017-Pr]
Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q
[2006-2009]
5995 Signature Dr. •Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q [2009-2010]→
•Speckled Butterbean Rest. [2010-2013]→
•O'Shea's Sports Pub [2013-2014]→
Demolished.
SonRise Café
[2006-2010]
STP 3469 Wedgewood Ln. •SonRise Café [2010-2018]→
✓Darrell's Diner #15 [2018-Pr]
Square 1 Burger
[2014-2018]
PP 2542 Burnsed Blvd. ✓Square 1 [2018-Pr]
Subway
[2005-2021]
LSL 1070 Lake Sumter Landing Now Wells Fargo Advisors.
TCBY Treats
[1994-1999]
LPG 1000 Bichara Blvd. •TCBY Treats [1999-2003]→
•TCBY Treats [2003-2007]→
•Sweet Creams [2007-2011]→
•Chi's Grill & Ice Cream [2011-2014]→
•Sidewalk Café [2014-2016]→
✓Darrell's Diner #10 [2016-Pr]
Tea Plantation (and Floral Boutique)
[2004-2010]
LSL 1101 Canal St. TNT Plumbing Professionals
✓Flying Biscuit Café [2019-Pr]
Teo’s Café & Saloon (The Villages first restaurant)
[1985-1995]
HS 1 La Grande Blvd. •Café Nino [1995-2000]→
✓El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant [2000-Pr]
TGI Friday’s #820
[2010-2014]
LSL 1045 Old Camp Rd. •Honest John’s Whiskey & Prov. [2014-2015]→
•Guy Fieri's Amer. Kitchen & Bar [2015-2018]→
✓The Chop House At Lake Sumter [2019-Pr]
Tierra Del Sol Club
[1998-2000]
806 San Marino Dr. •Tierra Del Sol Club [2000-2005]→
•Tierra Del Sol C.C. [2005-2009]→
•Tierra Del Sol Restaurant [2009-2017]→
•Tierra Del Sol C.C. [2017-2020]→
✓Tierra Del Sol Restaurant [2020-Pr]
Too Jay's Orig. Gourmet Deli #1
[2004-2021]
SS 990 Del Mar Dr. •FarmShed (American Diner) [2021-2022]→
✓Coastal Del Mar [2022-Pr]
Too Jay's Orig. Gourmet Deli #2
[2005-2020]
LSL 1120 Canal St. •Too Jay's Orig. Gourmet Deli #2 [2020-2021]→
✓Too Jay's Orig. Gourmet Deli #2 [2021-Pr]
Too Jay's Orig. Gourmet Deli #3
[2015-2020]
BPS 2835 Brownwood Blvd. •Too Jay's Orig. Gourmet Deli #3 [2020-2021]→
✓Too Jay's Orig. Gourmet Deli #3 [2021-Pr]
Up The Creek Fish Camp & Grill
[2005-2007]
LSL 1041 Lake Shore Dr. •Up The Creek Fish Camp & Grill [2007-2009]→
✓Cody's Original Roadhouse [2009-Pr]
Urban Flats
[2007=2009]
LSL 1018 Canal St. ✓City Fire American Oven & Bar #1 [2009-Pr]
The Veranda
[2004-2011]
LSL 1000 Lake Sumter Landing ✓Panera Bread Bakery Café #4194 [2011-Pr]
Village Eatery
[1997-2002]
LPG 922 Bichara Blvd. Now GNC (Vitamins).
Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill
[2007-2009]
LSL 1128 Canal St. ✓Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q [2009-Pr]
Updated: 11/11/23 - 271 restaurant businesses closed or changed owners.

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