“Blue Sushi Sake Grill is one of the premier sushi concepts in the country, and adds another category to our eclectic group of restaurants at The Summit at Fritz Farm,” Jeffrey A. Bayer, president and CEO of Bayer Properties, said in a statement.
Other restaurants coming to The Summit include Honeywood, the new concept restaurant by James Beard-nominated chef Ouita Michel, as well as Shake Shack and J. Alexander’s. There is also a food hall, now to be called The Barn, with chef-driven establishments including Crank & Boom and Athenian Grill. The $156 million development is scheduled to open in late March 2017, with stores including Whole Foods Market, Arhaus, Pottery Barn, Bonobos and Cos Bar.
“Our Blue Sushi Sake Grill concept has been so well received across the country, and we like to expand in areas that appeal to us on a personal level,” said Nick Hogan, CEO of Flagship Restaurant Group, owners of Blue Sushi Sake Grill. “When the opportunity presented itself to open Blue in the land of bourbon and Thoroughbreds, it was an easy decision for us.”
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Blue Sushi Sake Grill offers a sushi experience for purists and adventurers alike, with a large maki, sashimi and nigiri menu, Asian-inspired starters, entrées, soups, salads, desserts, and an extensive drink menu that includes premium cold sake.
The concept has eight restaurants in Nebraska, Colorado and Texas, with confirmed plans to open in Kansas, Illinois and Kentucky by 2017.