New restaurant proposed for former Friendly’s in Fort Washington

The owners of Jasper’s Backyard in Conshohocken, who also owns Mercedes-Benz at Fort Washington, are seeking to open a restaurant at 325 Pennsylvania Avenue in Fort Washington (Upper Dublin Township). The property was most recently a Friendly’s, which closed a few years ago. The new restaurant will be named The Fort.

On the July 12th agenda for the Upper Dublin Township Board of Commissioners is a conditional use hearing. The property is zoned to allow restaurants, however, the commissioners must be satisfied specific criteria are met.

The restaurant will also be on the July 19th agenda of Upper Dublin Township’s Planning Commission. A request was submitted for a waiver of land development for a proposed outdoor dining area that would be adjacent to the building. The members of the planning commission will have the opportunity to offer a recommendation to the township’s board of commissioners who will make a final determination.

More to come.