The university-area bar Trident Grill will open its second location in the former home of Jackson Tavern at 2900 N. Swan Road. Co-owner/operator Danny Gallego says they're hoping to be open by Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 7.
The 3,700-square-foot space which once housed the Red Sky Cafe was most recently under the helm of Tucson restauranteur Brian Metzger, who left in May of this year. Gallego says they plan to keep much of the New England feel from Jackson Tavern, but they plan to move the bar and open up the patio with sliding garage doors.
Trident is already an "east coast kinda bar," he said. "We're gonna keep the wood and tavern feel over there. We're just going to make it more vibrant."
The restaurant, Trident Grill II, will have the same menu as the original location at 2033 E. Speedway, and will have two dozen taps. It will also have 10 to 15 televisions around the restaurant.
The restaurant is next door to Vero Amore Neapolitan Pizza.