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Restaurant Reds on the River in Rockford moving to Thousand Oaks Golf Club COURTESY RENDERING

Restaurant Reds on the River in Rockford moving to Thousand Oaks Golf Club

BY MiBiz Staff Thursday, March 03, 2016 04:23pm

After a lengthy, and ultimately unsuccessful lease negotiation, popular downtown Rockford restaurant Reds On the River has decided to vacate its space in The Promenade Building at 8 E Bridge Street.

The restaurant, operated by Redwater Restaurant Group LLC, plans to move to Thousand Oaks Golf Club off of 5 Mile Road and East Beltline Ave., according to a statement.

When it reopens in April, the restaurant will be rebranded as Reds at Thousand Oaks.

“Although we love being located in downtown Rockford, we were met with a difficult decision, either grow and evolve in a new space, or be limited by the current lease, parking area, and the constraints of the building,” said Craig Smith, COO of Redwater Restaurant Group in a statement.

The new space will allow Reds to double its kitchen space and expand its menu, and build a new bar and dining space.

The restaurant has operated in its space in downtown Rockford for nearly 10 years. Rockford-based DJT Properties LLC owns the Promenade Building, according to property records.

In addition to Reds, Redwater Restaurant Group operates Gravity Taphouse Grille, Rush Creek Bistro, FireRock Grille, Cork Wine & Grille, and Vintage Prime & Seafood, all located in the greater Grand Rapids-area.

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