Steelers | Florida group looking to set up restaurant with Bettis
Mon, 10 Jul 2006 21:27:18 -0700

Teresa F. Lindeman, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Celebrity Ventures, a Florida restaurant group, is negotiating for space on the North Shore that it hopes will turn into Jerome Bettis' Grille 36, a sports-themed restaurant associated with former Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jerome Bettis. The restaurant group already operates two similar restaurants, one with former Ohio State and Tennessee Titans RB Eddie George in Columbus, Ohio, and another with Baltimore Orioles OF Jeff Conine in Florida. The goal is to get the Pittsburgh restaurant open within a year, but that depends on signing a lease for a location. Bob McCarthy, one of the three partners in the restaurant group, said the group believed that it was close to a deal for space on the first floor of the Del Monte regional headquarters building, not far from Heinz Field.