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Restaurant Buzz: Ruth's Chris Steak House coming, Green Iguana, GrillSmith closures

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be opening a location in St. Pete.  Facebook photo Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be opening a location in St. Pete. Facebook photo
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No doubt, dining out is a popular pastime here in Tampa Bay. We're here to keep you informed. Here's this week's "dish" about what's happening at Tampa Bay restaurants.

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Green Iguana announced on its Facebook page that it has sold its Anderson Road location. The restaurant had been in business for eight years. The new owners will be operating the restaurant under a new name.

Like steak? Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be opening a location in St. Pete. The Tampa Bay Business Journal is reporting that the restaurant is expected to open by March of 2015. No word yet on the specific location.

The Westfield Brandon Mall GrillSmith will be closing on Monday, May 12. The company made the announcement on its Facebook page. The restaurant had been open for 4 ½ years. GrillSmith has locations in South Tampa, Clearwater, Lakeland and New Tampa.

Have you heard of a new restaurant coming to your community? Has a restaurant near you closed? Send us an email to let us know! news@wfla.com

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