TRIADELPHIA - Shoppers at The Highlands looking for a new place to eat will have another option sometime next month.
A Logan's Roadhouse is under construction at the site, located between the Wendy's and a road that leads to Wal-Mart. Motorists may have noticed the feverish pace workers have kept up to finish the building, expected to open in July. A definitive opening date has yet to be set.
Logan's spokeswoman Heather MacDonald said patrons of the steakhouse are encouraged to relax and toss their peanut shells on the floor.
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Officials expect a new Logan’s Roadhouse to open sometime in July at The Highlands in Ohio County.
''Our team searches the country for the best restaurant sites, and we're excited about opening our first location in the Wheeling area,'' said Tom Vogel, president and chief executive officer of Logan's Roadhouse.
''We see a lot of opportunity in this neighborhood. We plan to be a valuable part of the community ... where guests will feel comfortable and enjoy high quality steaks in a kickin', upbeat atmosphere, all at a great price.''
Based in Nashville, Tenn., Logan's menu offers 50 different entrees including steaks, seafood, burgers, chicken, ribs, salads and more.
Logan's is also known for its alcohol-based Roadhouse Tea, which is its version of a Long Island iced tea, and its freshly baked yeast rolls.
There are also a few entrees with 550 calories or less for those looking for healthier options, such as mesquite wood-grilled salmon with lemon-pepper seasoning or wood-grilled pork chops.
All lighter entrees are served with steamed broccoli and a side salad.
The Triadelphia location will be the first of its kind in the Wheeling area. The building offers 6,500 square feet of space with room for up to 237 customers. It is anticipated the restaurant and bar will employ 130 people. MacDonald said people can apply for jobs online at www.logansroadhouse.com.
Ohio County Administrator Greg Stewart said it was a pleasure working with the Logan's company.
"Their real estate manager (Ed Baker) is a West Liberty graduate. Great guy. He and I worked out the deal talking about West Liberty days," Stewart said, referring to West Liberty University.