Olive Backyard proposed for former Ruby Tuesday web site in Auburn


The previous Ruby Tuesday constructing sits empty Wednesday in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Solar Journal

AUBURN — Escape the breadsticks: In the end, it seems to be like Auburn’s getting an Olive Backyard.

Undertaking representatives submitted plans to town on Friday to tear down the shuttered Ruby Tuesday at 649 Turner St. and construct an Olive Backyard as an alternative.

Lewiston-Auburn has had an extended, well-documented clamoring for its soup, salad and limitless pasta bowls — 47% of readers in a Solar Journal survey way back to 2007 demanded the restaurant open right here, stat — and rumors have swirled the final 12 months in regards to the chain eyeing the Ruby’s location.

In its growth evaluate utility, Trillium Engineering Group requested town for 2 waivers, one a setback discount and the opposite for extra shared signage.

Olive Backyard web site plan for Auburn by sunjournal on Scribd

The $1.1 million, 6,600-square-foot mission would have a bigger footprint than the Ruby Tuesday constructing and remove 10 parking areas.

Trillium’s proposal will head to the Planning Board on Oct. 12. There was no phrase but on when development would start or when the restaurant would open if each waivers are authorized subsequent month.

4 Corners Property Belief out of California is listed because the property proprietor within the utility and described as an impartial, publicly traded firm, “that owns and leases out 833 eating places and retail properties throughout the nation.”

The previous Ruby Tuesday in Auburn closed in March 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, together with places in Augusta, Topsham and Westbrook.

As Olive Backyard rumors swirled, town confirmed earlier this 12 months that one Maine firm and one nationwide firm had each expressed curiosity within the property.

The chain already has places in Augusta, South Portland and Bangor.

Mayor Jason Levesque on Friday known as the announcement “one other shining instance of the financial growth that’s taking place and can proceed to occur throughout the metropolis of Auburn.”

“Congratulations to the builders and on behalf of town of Auburn, we want Olive Backyard all one of the best,” he stated.

Website plan for an Olive Backyard to be constructed on Turner Avenue in Auburn. Submitted photograph

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