The owner of Frankie’s hot dog joint closed the business’ doors this month.
He will open them again in May, this time to a completely different restaurant.
The Outpost, a sports pub serving about 200 different beers, will open in the same location at 909 W. Kennedy Blvd. late next month.
Mike Diogostine, who opened Frankie’s five years ago, said he was ready to do something different.
“I wanted to create a place where people can hang out more,” he said.
A sports bar with a large outdoor patio and live music seemed like a good idea, given the restaurant’s proximity to the University of Tampa’s new lacrosse stadium and residence hall, he said.