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Longtime Tallahassee Restaurant Moving to Midtown

Longtime Tallahassee Restaurant Moving to Midtown
Posted at 5:00 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 16:43:15-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Throughout the year, WTXL has shared development news around the Capital City with the series "Building Tallahassee."

A longtime local business is moving to the city's Midtown area, which continues to see growth in recent years.

Riccardo's Restaurant has served Italian cuisine Tallahassee for 22 years at its location on Capital Circle.

The restaurant will relocate to Betton Place on Thomasville Road.

Owners John and Alicea Acevedo say they'll move into a space where another italian restaurant used to be for several years.

John says Midtown continues to grow, and he wants his business to be a part of it.

"It's the heart of town," he said. "This is where everybody is -- empty nesters, young professionals. The walking traffic here is incredible. That'll be certainly one of my favorite parts of being in Midtown."

Riccardo's closed its doors November 23 to get ready for the transition to the new location.

The Acevedos hope to open their restaurant on the first week of February.