BJ’S Restaurant and Brewhouse to open in late April

A BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse will open in April at the site of the now-shuttered Cheddar’s Casual Cafe, 7327 Market St.

BJ’s purchased the land, knocked down the former restaurant and built new. BJ’s, a California-based chain with 177 restaurants in 23 states, submitted construction plans to the Boardman Zoning Department in July 2016.

BJ’s first opened in the late 1970s at locations on the coast of Southern California. It has seven locations in Ohio. The Boardman BJ’s will feature the restaurant’s 130-plus-item menu, including its well-known deep-dish pizza and craft beer.

Hiring for BJ’s will begin in March. It hires between 150 to 200 people for each new restaurant. For information go to: