Cranberry area residents hankering for a new place to get a seafood dinner may be in luck.
At Thursday’s Cranberry Board of Supervisors meeting, officials will accept public comment on an inter-municipal liquor license transfer for a proposed new Red Lobster restaurant to be located on Route 19.
Ron Henshaw, Cranberry’s director of community development, said the Red Lobster would replace the King’s Family Restaurant at 20117 Route 19, in the Cranberry Mall.
The King’s restaurant would be torn down, he said. The new Red Lobster would be built from the ground up in its place.
Following any public testimony offered at Thursday’s meeting, supervisors will consider voting on the liquor license transfer.
Henshaw said land development plans for the Red Lobster also would be reviewed at the Oct. 29 Planning Advisory Commission meeting set for 5:30 p.m. at the municipal center.
Plans for the restaurant are still tentative at this point. The King's restaurant remains open, and there are no dates for when it might close and construction on a new Red Lobster might start.
Henshaw said developers for Red Lobster likely will wait until both the liquor license transfer and the land development applications are approved before moving forward with plans for the new building.
The property King’s sits on is owned by LG Realty Advisors, which also owns the Cranberry Mall. Brian Gumberg, principal and managing member of LG Realty Advisors, could not immediately be reached for comment.
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