This was the previous Swamp location on University Avenue. The new one will open in August 2022 in the Innovation District. (WUFT News file photo)

The Swamp Restaurant’s Reopening Plans In Full Swing


Ryan Prodesky, owner of The Swamp Restaurant met with city planners on Tuesday to discuss the reconstruction of the restaurant. The building will imitate the appearance and architecture of the original establishment, however Prodesky plans to improve its design. 

The proposed 6,100-square-foot building at 1026 SW 2nd Ave. will be located about half a mile down from the original building on University Avenue. The new Swamp restaurant plans to open its doors in August 2022 in Gainesville’s Innovation District, according to WCJB. 

The Swamp restaurant shut down on June 30.

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