New ale house restaurant could be opening as soon as December

A Miller’s Ale House restaurant could open as early as December at U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake.

The restaurant is being constructed on 2.48 acres at the southeast corner of the intersection of Fennell Boulevard and U.S. Hwy. 27/441. The restaurant will be 7,202 square feet with 151 parking spaces, including six handicapped spots.

Jack and Claire Miller opened the first Miller’s Ale House in 1988 in Jupiter as “a local place to be enjoyed by all walks of life.” It is a casual sports restaurant known for signature hand-breaded, boneless chicken Zingers served with a choice of 16 sauces. It also offers a wine selection and craft beers.

Brisk progress is being made on the new Miller’s Ale House restaurant.

Miller’s Ale House will be part of a development to be called Earth Fare Commons. The name Earth Fare Commons pays tribute to Earth Fare, a popular health-conscious supermarket also under construction at the site.

The site will also feature a GoodWill store and a Mission BBQ.

The Benchmark Group is developing the property purchased several 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 carries the family’s name.

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.