BJ’s Restaurant Menifee Location Confirmed

Last night’s Planning Commission meeting at City Hall confirmed that, yes indeed, BJ’s Restaurant an...

Last night’s Planning Commission meeting at City Hall confirmed that, yes indeed, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse will soon be added to Menifee’s growing list of family favorite eateries.

Despite the nearly empty council chambers, one Sun City resident in attendance, Grant Yoders, was compelled to offer his two cents urging the commission, “I highly recommend passing the plan with a unanimous vote.”

That’s just what they did. The Tuesday night undisputed approval from the Planning Commission was all that was needed to give BJ’s the final go ahead. Community Development Director Carmen Cave actualized the decision saying, “This is the last stop.”

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Lisa Gordon from the Planning Department gave an informational presentation specifying the final details of the BJ’s Restaurant location.

BJ’s Menifee location will be situated in the Menifee Countryside Marketplace
South of Newport and East of Haun Road. Just off the parking lot traffic circle, next to Payless Shoe Source, lies the vacant graded lot that will soon be home to the chain’s new location.

The outward aesthetics and design features were conceptualized in congruence with the existing Countryside Marketplace look and feel. Everything from the color palette to the agrarian murals is consistent with the current Marketplace appeal.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is a chain of family eateries most well known for their deep-dish pizza and pizookies (dessert pizzas made from a selection of cookie dough flavors and topped with ice cream).

What makes BJ’s particularly unique is that since 1996 they have been brewing their own beer in house, they are the only restaurants around that can boast such a feat. Their specially handcrafted beer is available for consumption at each location as well as for take home purchase.

In addition to a full menu offering high-quality food, the BJ's atmosphere strives to offer a welcoming, caring, dependable, high-energy and fun casual restaurant. There mission states, "We never forget that each person has a choice in where to dine and we feel privileged each time you choose BJ’s. We are glad you are here."

Menifee is glad to welcome such an all around quality restaurant to the city, we're glad you are here too.

According to BJ’s Director of Property Development, Joan Leguay, BJ’s is expecting to have their grading permit by the end of the month of March and then they’re ready to start digging.

Leguay expressed BJ’s appreciation for the support from Menifee and the Planning Commission saying, “ We are glad to be here, and excited to get started.”

If all goes as planned the construction should break ground by early April, with an expected grand opening to take place in October 2012. Closer to the open date BJ’s will begin hiring 200 hundred local employees from the surrounding area.

City Planning Commissioner, Bill Zimmerman, concluded the discussion by saying, “We are excited and we welcome you. Now start digging.”

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse