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LemonShark Poke may join Taco John’s and IHOP in Derby

This new strip center under construction at the Derby Marketplace will be home to IHOP, Taco John’s and possibly a LemonShark Poke restaurant.
This new strip center under construction at the Derby Marketplace will be home to IHOP, Taco John’s and possibly a LemonShark Poke restaurant. Courtesy photo

For longtime fans, Taco John’s can’t open soon enough in Derby.

As Have You Heard? reported in December, restaurateur Mohamad Touffaha is building a new strip center within the Derby Marketplace that will have a 2,500-square-foot Taco John’s on one end and a 5,000-square-foot IHOP on the other.

The building, which is between Buffalo Wild Wings and Discount Tire, has 1,300 square feet left between IHOP and Taco John’s.

“We are working on a new concept,” Touffaha says.

He and a partner are in negotiations to bring a LemonShark Poke restaurant there.

Touffaha says the IHOP will be ready in mid-November, and Taco John’s should be ready in early January.

If the Lemonshark deal happens, he says, “It’s going to be around the same time.”

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