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Popular country music group Rascal Flatts will lend their name to a restaurant with a country twist at Station Square, according to a release by the Pittsburgh entertainment complex Tuesday afternoon.
Rascal Flatts restaurant will feature a full-service bar and live entertainment in the 7,463-square-foot, longtime former Bar Louie restaurant, located in Station Square’s Bessemer Court. An anticipated opening date has not been set.
There is one other Rascal Flatts location in Stamford, Conn., with others said to be in development in Cleveland (which was originally supposed to be the nation’s first) and in Los Angeles. The group has been developing a restaurant concept as far back as 2012, when CMT.com reported on the opening of a Phoenix restaurant that never came to fruition.
Country music star Toby Keith was previously in line to open a Pittsburgh franchise of his “I Love This Bar & Grill” first at SouthSide Works and then on the North Shore, but plans were scuttled, as 17 of those establishments nationwide closed permanently leaving only three open nationwide.