NEWTOWN SQUARE–The Newtown Township Zoning Hearing Board recently approved a Dunkin' Donuts and Smoothie King to the site of the old post office on 20 North Newtown Street Road in Newtown Square.
After hitting a roadblock at the last hearing in July, both the businesses were recently approved by the township. However, Township Manager Mike Trio said the businesses, which will be both located under one building, still have to work on complying their plans with township ordinances.
But Trio said he's happy something could fit into the former post office location.
"It's good that they're using an existing building and they're able to re-utilize the parking," he said.
Smoothie King and Dunkin' Donuts have been eyeballing the space since mid-June, according to Trio.
The Dunkin' Donuts will face Route 252 while the Smoothie King and the as- yet-undetermined third retail store will face Munger Road. Smoothie King, according to their company website, is a "privately held New Orleans, Louisiana-area based franchise company and is the premier Smoothie Bar and Nutritional Lifestyle Center in the industry."
In June, the board requested additional evidence from the developer to support the requested variances. At last month's hearing, Gregg Adelman, attorney at Kaplin/Stewart, representing the Rosedan Group, provided experts to support the sought after variances.