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Korean hot pot spot ‘coming soon’ to Ocala

A highly anticipated Korean restaurant says it is “coming soon” to Ocala.

KPot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot is working on opening its new location at 2621 SW 19th Avenue Road, replacing Logan’s Roadhouse, which closed its doors in 2020.

KPot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot in Ocala (1)
KPot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot at 2621 SW 19th Avenue Road in Ocala

On Monday, October 2, the company posted a brief statement through social media alluding to its opening, but not naming a date.

“We’ll see you soon Ocala!” reads the post, with a series of hashtags and a photo that reads “Coming Soon.”

Currently, KPot is in the midst of opening dozens of new locations all across the United States. That includes the Ocala location, which is one of a dozen new locations opening across the state of Florida alone.

That group will join four other restaurants that are currently open in the Orlando area.

Located near J Rocks Pizzeria, Red Crab Juicy Seafood, and the recently opened Big Lee’s BBQ, KPot joins a growing number of restaurants that have opened their doors in 2023.

Last week, Benmar Construction announced that Mellow Mushroom’s new location in Ocala, which was first reported by Ocala-News.com in 2019, is also “coming soon” to downtown.

Interior facing kitchen at Mellow Mushroom in downtown Ocala
Mellow Mushroom is “coming soon,” according to Benmar Construction

The Sunny Pint, a new taproom in Six Gun Plaza, is currently in the midst of its soft opening.

The Sunny Pint Taproom & Eatery
The Sunny Pint Taproom & Eatery (September 8, 2023)

In September, The Flame Indian Kitchen and J Marie Brands, which serves specialty cheesecakes and desserts, both celebrated grand openings on Labor Day weekend.

This summer, District Bar and Kitchen, Crave BBQ and Hot DogsSweet ‘N Savory EatsMorelli’s Pizza and SubsOla Drive-Thru CoffeeSlice, and Fat Boys BBQ all celebrated grand openings.

Earlier this year, both Chelsea Art Center and Little Bickle opened their doors at Chelsea Square.

Remington’s Prime Steakhouse is taking over the former location of The Blue Wagyu, which closed its doors at 6998 N U.S. Hwy 27 in January 2022.

Ocala’s third Chick-fil-A is currently under construction across from Culver’s, which opened its first location in Ocala in October 2021.