5D Steakhouse is living up to its name with a fifth location, which will open early this fall.

The new location takes the place of Johnny Carino’s, which closed last year after 18 years of serving Victoria.

Owner Brianne Dlugosch said she’s excited to be located at 4904 N. Navarro St., which she believes to be the heart of Victoria’s restaurant hub.

“It’s great commercial real estate,” Dlugosch said. “We’ve always wanted to be in that market.”

Dlugosch said she began looking at the property in fall 2018 and became its owner June 3. Dlugosch said renovations will be strictly cosmetic rather than structural.

“It’ll just be a face-lift, for lack of a better word,” Dlugosch said. “We’re going to give it the 5D look.”

Construction is expected to begin Tuesday.

Dlugosch also said she will hire more than 50 employees for the Victoria location. She plans to host a job fair for the positions about a month before the restaurant opens.

5D currently has four locations – in Yorktown, Kenedy, Carrizo Springs and Monahans. In addition to the Victoria restaurant, Dlugosch is planning a sixth location in Port O’Connor.

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Construction at the Port O’Connor location will begin this summer after delays.

“It’ll definitely be open by the end of the year,” Dlugosch said.

The original 5D Steakhouse was opened in 2016 in Yorktown by Dlugosch’s parents. The restaurant gets its name from the five members of her family: her two parents, two siblings and herself.

Morgan is the business reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at (361) 580-6328, mohanlon@vicad.com or @mcohanlon.

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Morgan covers business for the Victoria Advocate. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas and received her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

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