Seafood Restaurant, Entertainment Concept to Join Lineup at Celebration Pointe in North Florida

by Alex Tostado

Gainesville, Fla. — Celebration Pointe developers have signed a lease to bring in The Keys, a fresh seafood restaurant and entertainment venue. The Keys is locally owned by Tony Espetia, a real estate professional with Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish Realtors and former owner of Rum Runners and Fat Tuesday in Gainesville, Florida; Brad Heron, the current owner of Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar; and Diego Ibanez, who has more than 25 years of restaurant experience and is the co-owner of Emiliano’s Café, a longtime family-owned restaurant that started as a bakery in the early 1980s. The Keys will serve freshly caught seafood and feature dueling pianos. The Keys, which has a double meaning playing off both the Florida Keys and piano keys, is expected to open this summer. Celebration Pointe is a 160-acre mixed-use development that will span more than 1 million square feet and will include office and retail space, residential units and a mix of experiential and entertainment venues.

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