Outback Steakhouse relocating from Suntree to Viera

Outback Steakhouse will relocate from its location in the Promenade Shoppes of Suntree to a building under construction, above, on Lake Andrew Drive just south of Tire Kingdom in Viera.

Outback Steakhouse is moving from Suntree to Viera.

The Australian-themed chain serving steaks, seafood and other steakhouse fare reportedly will relocate from its current location at 6450 N. Wickham Road in the Promenade Shoppes of Suntree to a new restaurant in a building under construction just south of Tire Kingdom, which is at 7201 Lake Andrew Drive.

The move is scheduled to occur in December, a Suntree Outback employee confirmed.

Contacted about the proposed move, an Outback spokesperson was noncommittal. 

"We assess our restaurant locations on an ongoing basis to determine which ones may be candidates for relocation," Elizabeth Watts, director of media and community relations for Tampa-based Bloomin’ Brands Inc., said in an email. "I can tell you that we are interested in the area."

The Suntree location has been in business for 10 years and currently has 59 employees.

Outback also has restaurants on Merritt Island at Merritt Square Mall and in Melbourne at Melbourne Square mall.

The new Outback will be the second steakhouse in the bustling commercial and residential corridor near The Avenue Viera and Viera Shops. 

LongHorn Steakhouse is at 6691 Lake Andrew Drive. Another steakhouse, Austin’s Chop House at 6630 Colonnade Ave., closed in March. 

Tequila Azul, a high-end Mexican restaurant, opened in its place.