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

Closed Business Name Address Changed to... → then...
Amigos 1004 Main St. Emmet’s Steakhouse →
Angler's Club (Private) 1020 Canal St. Angler's Club (Private) [New Owners]
Athens - NY Restaurant 994 Del Mar Dr. Amerikanós Grille [2 New Owners]
Augie's Tap Room (Brewery) 1105 Main St. Vom Fass Oil → Closed.
Augustine’s (Italian) Restaurant 1101 Main St. Tosca Ristorante Italiano →
Barnie's Coffee & Tea 4058 Wedgewood Ln. Starbuck's (BR) →
Bavarian Brew Haus 2738 Brownwood Blvd. Bluefin Grill & Bar
Beef O'Brady's (MG) 8720 SE 165th Mulberry Ln. Beef O'Brady's (MG) [New Owners]
Beijing Garden Rest. 1104 Bichara Blvd. Sakura Sushi and Grill (LSL)
Bichara Bakery 1002 Alverez Ave. Dunkin’ Donuts (SS)
Big City Grill (SS) 994 Del Mar Dr. Athens NY Restaurant →
Big City Grill (BR) 4046 Wedgewood Ln. NYPD Pizza
Big Top On The Square 1101 Alonzo Ave. Church On The Square → Sharon L. Morse P.A. Center
blu spoon Yogurt Parlour 704 US 441 (Rolling Acres Plaza) blu spoon Yogurt Parlour [New Owners]
Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q 3480 Wedgewood Ln. IHOP Restaurant
Bourbon St. Restaurant & Music Hall 1101 Main St. Luigino's Restaurant →
bowlbar 4058 Wedgewood Ln. Tropical Smoothie Café
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream 8699 SE 165 Mulberry Ln. Pep Boys Auto
Café Olé 1102 Main St. Margarita Republic
Cane Garden Country Club 1726 Bailey Trail. Cane Garden Country Club [New Owners]
Carvel Ice Cream 674 Hwy. 27/441 Jersey Mike’s Subs (Twice)
Cattle Baron Club 996 Del Mar Dr. (2nd. fl.) Katie Belle’s Music Hall
Cattleman’s Club 1157 Main St. Panera Bread Bakery Café (SS)
Chi’s Grill & Ice Cream 1000 Bichara Blvd. Sidewalk Café →
Chula Vista Club 1011 Rio Grande Ave. Now a Recreation Center
Cici’s Pizza Buffet 243 Colony Blvd. Village Pizza →
Coconutz 1200 Morse Blvd. Hacienda Hills Bar & Grill →
Cody's Original Roadhouse (MG) 8761 SE 165th Mulberry Lane Closed in March, 2020 and never reopened.
The Copper Pot 1004 Main St. Gator's Dockside (SS)
Crazy Gringos 890 Avenida Central Tony Packo’s →
Crispers 3551 Wedgewood Ln. Habaneros Mexican Grill →
Dee Dee’s Doghouse 700 Hwy. 27/441 Villages SKY →
Demshar's Restaurant 1101 Main St. Augustine's 1812 House
DiBella’s Subs 3509 Wedgewood Ln. Quizno’s Subs →
D’Lites Emporium Ice Cream 4056 Wedgewood Ln. Truly Nolen Pest Control
Dominic’s Ristorante 1000 Canal St. redsauce American Italian Restaurant →
Dutz’s Sports Page 1004 Bichara Blvd. Seafood Galley (LPG) →
DQ Grill & Chill (SP) 1561 Bella Cruz Dr. Siam Orchid →
DQ Grill & Chill (ST) 3390 Wedgewood Ln. The Glitz on 466 → Culver's
El Santiago Club 2375 Enrique Dr. Demolished, now a Recreation Center
Emmet’s Steakhouse 1004 Main St. Gator's Dockside (SS)
Empress Pavilion (LPG) 1104 Bichara Blvd. Beijing Garden Restaurant →
Empress Pavilion (ST) 3435 Wedgewood Ln. Shanghai China Buffet →
Evergreen Bar & Grill 2468 Burnsed Blvd. Fujiyama Express →
Firehouse Subs 994 Del Mar Dr. Big City Grill (SS) →
Fran’s Bullpen 2890 Saddlebrook Ln. Closed
Fratelli Pizzuti Pizza 1558 Bella Cruz Dr. Koyame Asian Express
Fujiyama Express 2468 Burnsed Blvd. Roberto's Ristorante and Pizzeria
Gandolfo’s NY Deli 3509 Wedgewood Ln. Edible Arrangements
Glenview Country Club Restaurant 3194 Glenview Rd. Glenview Country Club Restaurant [New Owners]
Guy Fieri's American Kitchen & Bar 1045 Old Camp Rd. (The) Chop House at Lake Sumter
Haagen-Dazs 1001 Lake Shore Blvd. Haagen-Dazs [New Owners]
Habaneros Mexican Grill 3551 Wedgewood Ln. Naldo's Mexican Kitchen
Hacienda Hills Bar & Grill 1200 Morse Blvd. Hacienda Hills Country Club [2 New Owners] →
Hacienda Hills Country Club Restaurant 1200 Morse Blvd. Demolished in July, 2020.
Hacienda Hills Grill Room 1195 Morse Blvd. Hacienda Hills Golf Shop
Hardee’s 1005 Bichara Blvd. KFC/Taco Bell
Havana Country Club 2484 O’Dell Cir. Hemingway’s at Havana →
Hemingway's at Havana 2484 O'Dell Circle Views at Havana → renamed Havana C. C. [New Owners]
Herman's Ice Cream Shop 1108 Main St. Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream
High Five Frozen Yogurt 4058 Wedgewood Ln. Peachwave Frozen Yogurt (BR) →
Honest John's Whiskey & Provisions 1045 Old Camp Rd. Guy Fieri's American Kitchen and Bar →
Jan & Terry’s Diner 1000 Bichara Blvd. Sidewalk Café →
Johnny Rockets 976 Old Mill Run Johnny Rockets [Two New Owners]
Juan's Mexicali 297 Colony Blvd. Fiesta Grande Mexican Restaurant
Katie Belle's (Buffet Room) 992 Del Mar Dr. Chico's Clothing Store
Katie Belle's Music Hall 992 Del Mar Dr. Reopened and relocated upstairs, then closed for good May, 2020.
Las Tapas Restaurant & Brewery 2738 Brownwood Blvd. Bavarian Brew Haus →
Legacy Pool Bar 17155 Buena Vista Blvd. Legacy Bar & Grill [New Owners]
Legacy Restaurant at Nancy Lopez C.C. 17135 Buena Vista Blvd. Legacy Restaurant [New Owners]
Lewis Lighthouse 925 Lake Shore Dr. Lighthouse Pointe Bar & Grille
Luigino’s Restaurant 1101 Main St. Demshar's Restaurant →
Main St. Bistro 1152 Main St. Ay! Jalisco
Mario's Pizza 996 Bichara Blvd. Chicken Salad Chick
McCall's Tavern 999 Alvarez Ave. McCall's Tavern [New Owners]
MJ’s Bagel Buzz 297 Colony Blvd. Juan's Mexicali →
Nature’s Table 1152 Main St. Main St. Bistro →
New China Buffet 1104 Bichara Blvd. Beijing Garden Rest. →
Oasis Bar & Grill 17155 Buena Vista Blvd. Oasis Burger Co. →
Oasis Burger Co. 17155 Buena Vista Blvd. Legacy Pool Bar [New Owners]
Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. 514 US Hwy. 27/441 N. Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. [New Owners]
Orange Blossom Hills C.C. 1542 Watertower Cir. Orange Blossom Hills C.C. [New Owners]
O’Shea’s Sports Pub 5995 Signature Dr. Demolished
Outback Steakhouse 712 US Hwy. 441 N. Outback Steakhouse [New Owners]
Palmer Legends C.C. 1635 Palmer Way Palmer Legends C.C. [New Owners]
Pauly’s Pizzeria (SS) 986 Alverez Ave. Flippers Pizzeria
Pauly’s Pizzeria (MGP) 8760 SE 165 Mulberry Ln. Toscani’s Deli & Pizzeria →
Pauly’s Pizzeria (PRP) 11974 CR 101 Blue Cross Blue Shield Ins.
Peachwave Frozen Yogurt (BR) 4058 Wedgewood Ln. bowlbar
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 4110 Wedgewood Ln. metro diner
Qdoba Mexican Grill 994 Del Mar Dr. Firehouse Subs →
Quizno’s Subs 3509 Wedgewood Ln. Gandolfo’s NY Deli →
Red Lobster 3830 Wedgewood Ln. Red Lobster [New Owners]
redsauce American Italian Rest. 1000 Canal St. redsauce [New Owners]
Royal Palm Restaurant 1200 Morse Blvd. Coconutz →
Seafood Galley (LPG) 1004 Bichara Blvd. Urban Curry →
Seafood Galley (SP) 1561 Bella Cruz Dr. Dunkin’ Donuts (SP)
Shanghai China Buffet 3435 Wedgewood Ln. China Buffet
Siam Orchid 1561 Bella Cruz Dr. Seafood Galley (SP) →
Sidewalk Café 1000 Bichara Blvd. Darrell's Diner (LPG)
Silver Lake Café 683 Rainbow Blvd. Now a Recreation Center
Snappy Tomato Pizza 996 Bichara Blvd. Mario’s Pizza →
Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q 5995 Signature Dr. Speckled Butterbean Restaurant →
SonRise Café 3469 Wedgewood Ln. Darrell's Diner (ST)
Speckled Butterbean Restaurant 5995 Signature Dr. O’Shea’s Sports Pub →
Square 1 Burger 2542 Burnsed Blvd. Square 1 Burger [New Owners]
Starbuck's (SS) 1002 Alverez Ave. Dunkin’ Donuts (SS)
Starbuck's (BR) 4058 Wedgewood Ln. High Five Frozen Yogurt →
Sweet Creams 1000 Bichara Blvd. Chi’s Grill & Ice Cream →
TCBY 1000 Bichara Blvd. Sweet Creams →
Tea Plantation 1101 Canal St. TNT Plumbing Professionals → Flying Biscuit Café
Teo’s Café and Saloon (TV's first restaurant) 1 La Grande Blvd. El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant
TGI Friday’s 1045 Old Camp Rd. Honest John’s Whiskey & Provisions →
Tiera Del Sol Club 806 San Marino Dr. Tierra Del Sol Restaurant →
Tiera Del Sol Restaurant 806 San Marino Dr. Tierra Del Sol Bar & Grill [New Owners]
Tony Packo’s 890 Avenida Central The Pub
Too Jay's Original Gourmet Deli (SS) 990 Del Mar Dr. Closed after 16 years here.
Tosca Ristorante Italiano 1101 Main St. Bourbon St. Restaurant & Music Hall →
Toscani’s Deli & Pizzeria 8760 SE 165 Mulberry Ln. Sammy Joe’s Pizzeria
Up The Creek Fish Camp 1041 Lake Shore Dr. Cody's Original Roadhouse (LSL)
Urban Curry 1004 Bichara Blvd. Message Envy Spa
Urban Flats 1018 Canal St. City Fire American Oven & Bar (LSL)
The Veranda 1000 Lake Sumter Lndg. Panera Bread Bakery Café (LSL)
Village Eatery 922 Bichara Blvd. GNC (Vitamins)
Village Pizza 243 Colony Blvd. Mezza Luna Restaurant
Villages SKY 700 Hwy. 27/441 Bamboo Bistro
Whiskey Creek Wood Fire Grill 1128 Canal St. Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q (LSL)
SS=Spanish Springs; LPG=La Plaza Grande; LSL=Lake Sumter Landing; MG=Mulberry Grove Plaza; BR=Buffalo Ridge Plaza; SP=Spanish Plains Plaza; ST=Southern Trace Plaza; PRP=Palm Ridge Plaza
Updated: 10/11/20 - 127 businesses

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