Tracy McGrady, NBA Hall of Famer and former Orlando Magic player, has announced the grand opening of HomeCourt restaurant on Feb. 24, 2021, at Merchant’s Walk in Lakeland, Fla.
In addition to a carefully curated food and beverage menu, the 5,000-square-foot family-friendly sports and entertainment-themed restaurant will also have one-of-a-kind pieces of Tracy McGrady and Orlando Magic memorabilia, including exclusive jerseys, an Adidas shoe wall, and never-before-seen collector’s items.
“Polk County is where I grew up, and it’s where most of my family still lives, so it’s extremely important to me that I provide a place for the community to be proud of – a place where families can come together over great food while creating lasting memories,” McGrady says. “This is more than just a restaurant to me; this is a legacy.”
The menu includes specialty appetizers, fresh salads, creative handhelds, homestyle entrees, and delicious desserts with many dishes hand-selected by McGrady himself, including Loaded Amber Beer Chili (Tracy’s favorite chili recipe), T-Mac’s PB&J Burger, and Tracy’s Cajun Pasta.
HomeCourt will also offer an extensive craft cocktail menu and a beer menu with more than 35 local, national, and international selections served at a 40-seat oval bar topped with reclaimed basketball flooring. There will also be a 20-seat weather-protected patio and a private dining room that includes an immersive golf simulator with a large high-tech screen and lounge area.
“The restaurant exhibits a high level of innovation, while also paying homage to the community that helped shape [Tracy] into the seven-time NBA All-Star that he is today,” said Hanson Li, founder and managing partner of the San Francisco-based Salt Partners Group that is partnering with McGrady on the project. “It has been a real pleasure working with Tracy and the team to bring this restaurant concept to life, and we are thrilled to begin our journey of creating a lasting impact on the neighborhoods and people that continue to inspire Tracy each and every day.”
HomeCourt by Tracy McGrady will be open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – midnight. The restaurant will also offer happy hour specials Monday through Friday, 4 – 7 p.m., and will hold special hours on game days.
Once the restaurant is open, more information will be available at HomeCourtRestaurant.com.