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Landmark eatery John G’s will not return to Lake Worth casino after renovation

June 17, 2011 03:16PM

Landmark eatery John G’s will not be returning to the Lake Worth casino when renovations are completed next year. “Their offer was not as enticing to us as it could have been,” co-owner Wendy Yarbrough said.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the restaurant, which has occupied the space for almost four decades, will open at a new location in July at the Plaza Del Mar shopping center across from the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach hotel in Manalapan, where it has signed a two-and-a-half-year lease.

However, not all former tenants of the casino are itching for a change. NYPD Pizza, Fox Surf & Sport and the Lake Worth Beach T-Shirt Company have all expressed interest in leasing space in the renovated building, said Kathleen Margoles, assistant to the city manager.

Construction work starting Monday at the casino is expected to be complete next May. [Palm Beach Post]