LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Nancy's Bar-B-Q, a Sarasota-based restaurant at Burns Court, will open a second location in Lakewood Ranch on Main Street.
Owner Nancy Krohngold has made no secret of her desire to expand to the Lakewood Ranch and University Park communities.
Krohngold began negotiations last year with Benderson Development to open a second restaurant in a shopping plaza at University Parkway and Honore Avenue near the new Mall at University Town Center. Plans to build in The Square at University Town Center, a shopping plaza on the north side of University Parkway with tenants such as The Home Depot, Staples, Starbucks and Carrabba's Italian Grill, never materialized.
The new site will reportedly be larger than the original restaurant at 301 S. Pineapple Ave.
Krohngold started serving barbecue with a food truck. Her restaurant opened in 2011.
Lakewood Ranch's Main Street lost some tenants -- including Chico's and Soma -- in October when the Mall at University Town Center opened. But Fast 'N' Fresh, Starbucks, Lakewood Ranch Cinemas and several other restaurants remain in the shopping district.