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Friends Sports Grill Closer To Opening in Suwanee

City Council OKs the alcoholic beverage license Tuesday.

The newest entry in the Suwanee restaurant scene moved closer to its debut Tuesday. The Suwanee City Council approved the alcoholic beverage license for Friends Sports Grill at the February council meeting.

Ray Stanjevich, the owner/operator of the eatery, was at City Hall for the approval. He is planning on a March opening, although it might not be in time for St. Patrick's Day. He still has some other regulatory hurdles to clear before business can begin.

Stanjevich, who also runs the Friends Sports Grill in Dacula, said he is considering getting a booth at the Suwanee Beerfest, which is set for March 16 at Town Center Park.

-- How do you think Friends Sports Grill will fare in Suwanee? Share your opinions on the restaurant scene in the comments below.

Friends will be located at 3890 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, near Town Center. It will be in the suite that has housed Corralejo and Indigo Joe's.

And Stanjevich, an experienced owner-operator, is aware of the competitive nature of the restaurant business, which has claimed several Suwanee eateries in the past few months.

"If the food is not right, people are not going to come back."

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  • Friends Sports Grill To Open in Suwanee

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Cowboy February 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM
It should do well, I enjoy the one in Dacula, They are good people and serve good food. I will be going to the new place.
Steve Burns (Editor) February 27, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Thanks. I know that Mr. Stanjevich and his team are anxious to get started in Suwanee.
Sid Phillips February 27, 2013 at 01:46 PM
It will be interesting to see how he structures the bar lay-out to enhance viewing the many TVs it will take to make it a true, sports bar & grill. Of course, the food will have to be great and price effective. A guy needs a place where he knows everyone (Cheers), and feels compfortable relaxing and enjoying his favorite sports presentations.. I love the name! I feel compfortable already. I will see you folks there.
Steve Burns (Editor) February 27, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Sid, you sound like a true sports bar connoisseur.
Susan Edwards February 28, 2013 at 01:50 AM
We cannot wait! I hope it's good. And if it is....it will do well!
Jack Bisikirski February 28, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Promote Altanta teams. Keep the games on TV rather then General Hosptial and he should be fine. Trivia nights and draft beer specials would be good as well. Get the word out at town center that you are just around the corner would be good. I think that is where the other places went wrong. No one knew they were there.

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