The restaurant will be located at state Highway 97 and the Sand Springs Expressway
SAND SPRINGS, OK -- Sand Springs city officials say the community is getting a new restaurant next year.
Officials with IHOP have announced that they are planning to open their next restaurant location in the Tulsa area at state Highway 97 and the Sand Springs Expressway.
The IHOP property will take in a portion of the Keystone Corridor redevelopment at Pecan Street. The restaurant is expected to open for business by June 2010.
"This is a fantastic announcement, and we welcome IHOP to our community," said Mayor Bob Walker. "Our citizens have craved more dining opportunities, and many hours of good work have gone into making IHOP happen here."
He added the restaurant announcement is the start of continuing redevelopment opportunities coming to the area.
"Our efforts to transform Sand Springs are continuing. Even with the economic downturn, there is still plenty of interest and excitement in our community and its future as a commercial center," said Mayor Bob Walker.
Restaurant officials say they will employ around 60 people, mostly from the Sand Springs area.
The IHOP site is located in the northwest corner of the Keystone Corridor redevelopment area.
Sand Springs received $14.5 million in Tulsa County Vision 2025 funds to revitalize the area by purchasing and removing blighted buildings, and relocating residents and businesses.