First look at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The media got a sneak peek of Toby Keith's restaurant at The Banks on Wednesday.

I Love This Bar & Grill features a restaurant, stage and guitar-shaped bar inside the 16,000 square foot location.

The Banks project was a big draw when choosing a new location for the restaurant.

"Being downtown, being in a strong country market, being involved in the banks project where you have all three stadiums in walking distance and everything else that The Banks project is doing, it's turning into a real vibrant entertainment area," said Barry Birks, the restaurant's corporate general manager.

Birks says I Love This Bar & Grill will open for business as soon as the inspections are finalized.

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