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National chain could move into empty restaurant building near St. Clair Square

Logan’s Roadhouse closed in Fairview Heights in 2015.
Logan’s Roadhouse closed in Fairview Heights in 2015. BND File Photo

More than two years after Logan’s Roadhouse in Fairview Heights suddenly closed, the building will soon be revived when a different restaurant moves in.

Fairview Heights Economic Development Director Mike Malloy said the city expects a national restaurant chain to move into the vacant space.

The name of that restaurant, Malloy said, will be released in a few months.

Logan’s Roadhouse opened the restaurant in 2007 adjacent to St. Clair Square mall at 51 Lincoln Highway. The restaurant closed in 2015 without warning.

Fairview Heights is home to more than 70 restaurants. Notable restaurant chains in the city include: Red Robin, Ruby Tuesday, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, TGI Fridays and Houlihan’s.

Dick's Sporting Goods is coming to Fairview Heights, IL near St. Louis, MO in August 2017. It will occupy the space of the old Sports Authority in the Fairview City Centre shopping area, near Hobby Lobby, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and Office Max.

Tell us what restaurants you’d like to see in the old Logan’s location. Can’t think of one? Here’s a few you can dream about:

In-N-Out Burger

Only six states have an In-N-Out Burger, but the franchise is loved by meat-eaters around the country. The juicy burgers will leave your mouth watering for more. Delicious.

Where you can find it now: Hop on a plane and head to California, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Oregon or Arizona.

The Cheesecake Factory

Pick your flavor. For years, the Cheesecake Factory has delivered decadent cheesecake and flavorful meals. How does a chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake sound?

Where you can find it now: The drive isn’t terrible. Cheesecake Factory has locations at the St. Louis Galleria and Chesterfield Mall.

Giordano’s

St. Louis has Imo’s. Chicago has Giordano’s. The deep-dish pizza is famous around the world. Peppers, sausage, cheese, pepperoni — the classic pizza toppings make Giordano’s a favorite in the Windy City.

Where you can find it now: Take a drive to Chicago.

Cara Anthony: 618-239-2471, @CaraRAnthony

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