Scoop to close, convert to restaurant and sports bar
Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 23:03
Scoop, a college bar located in the Alafaya Village complex on Colonial Drive, will be turned into Title Sports Bar and Grille early this summer, said owner Ralph Mawardi.
Mawardi said that the venue will close temporarily in April to renovate the bar into a more restaurant-suited facility. They plan to reopen by June.
The change was sparked by a complaint filed with the Orange County Court by the landlord of the property, Equity One Reality Inc., which is based in Lake Mary, against Scoop in Sept. 2009.
According to the settlement agreement, Scoop must change its 4COP liquor license, which allows the bar to serve beer, wine, liquor and package sales at its location on Colonial Drive to an SRX license, which allows the sale of beer, wine and liquor. Sixty percent of total sales at the establishment must come from food.
Scoop's current 4COP license is filed under the name Knightly Scoop.
Mawardi said that there are plans to reopen Scoop in a new location in the UCF area, although there is not a set location as of yet.
Title Sports Bar and Grille will be sponsored by Title Electrolyte Performance Drink, an energy drink put out by Miami-based company, The Electric Beverage Company Inc.
Representatives from Equity One Reality Inc. declined to comment.