Commissioners give thumbs up to restaurant coming to site under development

Lady Lake commissioners on Monday night gave their approval to a new restaurant coming to a site under development on U.S. Hwy. 27/441.

The commissioners heard about a plan for a Miller’s Ale House restaurant to be located at Lady Lake Commons, which will be located on the property located between U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and County Road 25.

“It’ll be a good addition to Lady Lake,” said Mayor Jim Richards, who added that he had eaten at other Miller’s Ale House locations.

Crews were working Monday at the site of Lady Lake Commons.

The restaurant will be located on 2.48 acres and will be 7,202 square feet with 151 parking spaces, including six handicapped spots. It will have a Mediterranean-style exterior with stacked-stone.

A rendering of the proposed Miller’s Ale House.

The Benchmark Group is developing the property purchased about three years ago from the Fennell family, who more than two decades ago made the land available for Lady Lake to build its town hall. The street that runs beside town hall is named Fennell Boulevard.

Benchmark has a stellar reputation in Lady Lake, having most recently developed the Texas Roadhouse restaurant and Stein Mart store. Sam’s Club, Best Buy and Bed Bath & Beyond are also part of the Benchmark footprint.