The Mohegan Tribe plans to break ground Tuesday on the first New England location of Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar.
The restaurant will be at the corner of Sandy Desert Road and Route 32 in Uncasville. Arooga's at Mohegan Sun will be 9,000 square feet with separate bar and restaurant areas, and an outdoor deck for dining. The deck will have fire pits. Plans call for 100 big-screen televisions and 40 domestic and craft beers.
Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar opened its first restaurant in July 2008 and has eight locations in central Pennsylvania. As the restaurant expands its footprint, the tribe is planning to open 15 locations in the next five years across New England under a franchise agreement.