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Beef ‘O’ Brady’s coming to town

Family-oriented sports bar and restaurant will open to the public on July 2

Posted: June 21, 2013 5:57 p.m.
Updated: June 21, 2013 5:57 p.m.

Kevin Jackson, top, and Brian Valladares move a banner as they work to remove old signage Monday from a building slated to house a new Beef 'O' Brady's restaurant on The Old Road in Valencia. Photo by Jonathan Pobre

 

Expecting to open in time for the Fourth of July, Beef O’Brady’s owner said he plans to open to the public on July 2 in Santa Clarita.

The sports bar and restaurant will fill the 7,664-square-foot space on The Old Road most recently occupied by Gameday, another sports bar and restaurant that closed Jan. 7.

Local resident Haroon Temueri signed a 10-year lease for the space.

The eatery’s concept is a neighborhood sports-oriented restaurant for families.

The owner of two IHOP restaurants, located in the San Fernando Valley and Newbury Park, Temueri waited patiently for three years before opening the Beef O’Brady’s franchise restaurant that he bought.

“I secured the franchise about three years ago,” he said. “But, I waited for the right time and place.”

Temueri signed the lease on his building April 25 and took control of it on May 8, he said.

He had been looking at this exact spot for the past three years but previously found problems with the site and backed out, he said.

“The ownership (since) put in over $1.5 million in a gut renovation,” said John Cserkuti, senior vice president with NAI Capital, in May when the deal closed. “It pretty much put the building “show ready,” or in move-in condition.”

The lease was valued at $2,005,300, he said.

Preparing the spot for his new franchise, Temueri said he will have invested up to $500,000 by the time the family sports restaurant and pub opens.

Expenses included cosmetic remodeling in and outside the restaurant, and purchasing more equipment than the former restaurant had — including some very expensive machines that dispense 100 different drinks, he said.

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation also worked with Temueri, said Jim Brown, business attraction manager for the SCVEDC.

The SCVEDC worked with Temueri on the Enterprise Zone program and helped him navigate the area’s CC&Rs — Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions.

It also put him in touch with other local resources for any other support he might need, Brown said.
Beef O’Brady’s expects to hire some 60 people.

What attracted Temueri to the Florida-based franchise, however, is the overall franchise team, type of food and that it is not just a sports bar, he said.

“It’s the only franchise that is uniquely family-oriented,” he said. “And that’s what Santa Clarita is all about. I moved back into the area in 1995 after I got married primarily because of the demographics.”

Temueri plans a soft-opening for Beef O’Brady’s on June 30 for friends and family, a VIP opening July 1 and then his grand opening to the public on July 2.

But, he has more plans for the future in this community, he said.

Temueri is looking for another Santa Clarita location in which to open a second business. Until he has found that location, he can’t divulge the name of the business, he said.

Beef O’Brady’s is located at 27430 The Old Road in Valencia.

jana@signalscv.com
661-287-5599

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