Lake Highlands resident Gene Martinez just announced that he is partnering with Tony Zhuta of Tony’s Pizza & Pasta to open Go 4 It Sports Grill in the former blockbuster spot at Northwest Highway and Plano Road.

When asked about his vision for the new grill, Martinez replied, “We want it to be a place where families can go after football games … no more driving to other parts of town to grab a bite late at night.”

Go 4 It Sports Grill will be open until 2 a.m., seven nights a week, and will serve American, Cajun and New Mexican fare (New Mexican because of Martinez’s El Paso roots and Cajun because of his prior restaurant experience with Shuck-N-Jive).

The grill’s opening is tentatively planned for late June or early July.