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Biz Buzz: Olive Garden to open Oct. 8
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Endless bowl is getting closer


Olive Garden in Baxter is opening Oct. 8 just in time for the lunch crowd.

The new Garrison Road restaurant by J.C. Penney will give residents the option for the “never ending” pasta bowl with soup or salad and breadsticks for less than $10. And, as with any restaurant opening in the lakes area, the first few days should be busy ones as people check out the eatery. The restaurant’s website features recipes and preview looks at menu offerings.

Lakes Fit Yoga and Anytime Fitness are moving into the Westport Mall in Baxter.

Four Seas Chinese Restaurant has its signs up in the former Hallmark store in the East Brainerd Mall announcing that dining option is coming soon with work visible inside the former greeting card and gift store as well as the next door former tanning salon.

RENEE RICHARDSON, senior reporter, may be reached at 855-5852 or Follow on Twitter at