FLEMING'S ON THE MOVE ... Big plans are on the horizon for Fleming's Steakhouse at Stanford Shopping Center. Construction recently began for the steakhouse's new stand-alone building. "The shopping center is expanding and asked us to relocate, because Bloomingdale's will be building a new location in front of our restaurant," Fleming's owner-operator Wayne Hanseth said. Neither Stanford nor Bloomingdale's execs were available to comment on the upscale store's plans. Meanwhile, Stanford has chosen the mall's parking lot, near the El Camino Real entrance to the shopping center, for the new location of Fleming's. When construction is completed, the restaurant will measure 7,000 square feet, about 1,800 square feet larger than the current one. "We'll be adding another dining room, so we'll have a total of three private dining rooms and also three patios," Hanseth said, adding that the restaurant's bar will also expand to double its current size to create more of a "lounge atmosphere." Other changes for Fleming's include a new style for the interior of the restaurant and a plan to begin Sunday brunches in September. Hanseth estimates the new restaurant will begin doing business on Aug. 9. The current Fleming's will remain open throughout the construction of the new facility.
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