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Bonefish Grill moves forward with plan to open in McCandless

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Seafood restaurant Bonefish Grill is moving forward with plans to open a location in the McCandless Crossing retail and residential development under way off McKnight Road.

McCandless Council voted, 7-0, on Monday to approve a liquor license transfer from a closed restaurant in Duquesne to Bonefish Grill LLC.

The restaurant will be in a freestanding building, said Kevin Dougherty, president of AdVenture Development, the Selma, N.C.-based developer of the 130-acre McCandless Crossing development.

Site work for the Bonefish Grill location will start in late August or early September, he said. Bonefish Grill will construct its own building and open by summer 2014, depending on the weather's effect on the construction schedule, said Robert McGurk, project manager at AdVenture.

The Bonefish Grill brand is owned by Tampa, Fla.-based Bloomin' Brands Inc., which also owns Carrabba's Italian Grill. A Carrabba's will open in McCandless Crossing in summer 2014, McGurk said. Bonefish Grill also has a restaurant at South Hills Village in Upper St. Clair.

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