Opening in February of 2003, the casual chain with American fare, featuring burgers, a salad bar and cocktails was a casualty of a nationwide review of the restaurant's financial need to pull back.
With construction now ongoing at that location, Fort Thomas Matters has learned that El Nopal mexican restaurant will open in that location.
A local chain based in Kentucky and Indiana, El Nopal has nearly 30 locations, including one in Florence, Kentucky on US-42.
An opening date has not been announced. Fort Thomas Matters may update this story.