Red Robin, Mae Belle's coming; Oyster House closes

Published: Friday, October 12, 2012 at 5:01 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 12, 2012 at 5:01 p.m.

Construction started this week on Red Robin Gourmet Burgers at The Oaks Mall.

The restaurant is being built as an addition to the mall with an outside entrance between Coldwater Creek and Ruby Tuesday.

Spokeswoman Jamie Winter said the restaurant will probably open in early spring 2013.

Red Robin is a casual dining chain based in Greenwood Village, Colo., with more than 460 locations in the U.S. and Canada. It offers more than two dozen burgers with more than 100 different toppings served with steak fries with free drink refills, according to The menu also include salads, entrees, soups and wraps.


The 2nd Ave. Oyster House closed for business this week, three months after its conversion from the downtown Blue Water Bay.

A Facebook post from Monday said "there was an opportunity to step away from the venue and someone else is going to take it over."

Business owners Shawn Shepherd and Billy Scheel, who also owns the building, did not return calls for comment Friday.

They partnered with Byron Terwillegar of the Blue Water Bay in Melrose to open the downtown version at 12 SE Second Ave. in November 2011 before severing ties with Terwillegar and converting the business to the Oyster House on July 23.

Shepherd and Scheel also own Vellos Brick Street Grill.


A new restaurant called Mae Belle's Country Cuisine is planning to go in at 3610 SW 13th St. The owner could not be reached for comment late Friday.

The location last housed Legends Sports Bar & Grill, which was open for a couple months last fall before it was shut down as an illegal after-hours bottle club. It previously housed Sonny's, Jade Gardens and Merlion.


Outback Steakhouse has decided to renovate its existing location at 3536 Archer Road in Butler Plaza at the beginning of 2013, proprietor Andrew Johnstone said.

The restaurant had been considering a move to the old Hops location fronting Archer Road. Johnstone said the decision "was above me."

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