Changes at Maui Teriyaki; Starbucks relocating

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5:26 p.m.

The Maui Teriyaki on Tower Road closed Friday when the owner, Teresita Gallagher, filed for Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy liquidation.

In the meantime, Nikita Patalinghug, the owner of the other Maui Teriyaki, plans to sell her building on Southwest 34th Street to a Tampa burger chain called Square 1 Burgers & Bar and open three other Maui locations.

Patalinghug said she has signed a letter of intent to open a small location in the new Roberts’ Stadium Club garage across from the University of Florida campus as soon as the first-floor retail space is built out and is negotiating for the former Wing Zone location near the Kmart in Newberry Square. She said she is also looking for another location on Southwest 34th Street with hopes of moving in as soon as she closes her current location.

Patalinghug filed suit against Gallagher in 2012 in a dispute over ownership of the Tower Road location, but the case was closed as the dispute moved to bankruptcy court.

Gallagher’s bankruptcy filing lists $1.6 million in debt, including $6,866 in unpaid wages, plus rent and food vendor bills.

Jake’s Bistro has opened in Alachua’s Downtown Historic district at 14960 Main St.

Owner David Kirk said the restaurant offers inventive American cuisine, including baked alfredo macaroni, mushroom risotto and shrimp and grits. Many of the entrees are cooked in a wood-fired stone oven.

The menu also features a soup and catch of the day, with prices ranging from $10 to $30. Jake’s Bistro is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It will be open for lunch starting on Feb. 4.

Rincon Centroamericano has replaced the Las Americas Latin Café at 125 NW 23rd Ave. The new restaurant serves Hispanic food, including a full-course buffet.

The buffet offers chicken breast, fried fish, ground beef and pork chops with various sides including salad, rice, beans, plantains and fried yucca, ranging from $5 to $8 per plate.

The Starbucks at 3443 SW Archer Road will be relocating across the street to Butler Plaza by summer.

The new location at 3524 SW Archer Road, next to Which Wich, will be accommodating a drive-thru, said Kristin Mamula, marketing associate for Butler Enterprises.

The Beef 'O' Brady's in the Holiday Inn at the corner of 13th Street and West University Avenue closed earlier this month. The owners could not be reached for comment.

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