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Visions For Vacancies: Arby's in Broomall

What would you like to see at the former Arby's site in Broomall?

Historically a spot for fast food chain restaurants, the site at 2084 Sproul Road in Broomall has remained vacant since last year. The most recent of which was Arby's–a fast food restaurant known for serving its signature roast beef sandwiches. And before Arby's there was Burger King.

Arby's offered fast food sandwiches to the Marple Newtown community from Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. What remains is now an empty, 2,800-square-foot storefront situated in between in the Sproul Plaza and . 

Marple Newtown Patch wants to know what you would like to see at this freestanding restaurant on 2084 Sproul Road in Broomall.

Lynn Shelton March 01, 2012 at 11:40 PM
RUNZA.....fast fabulous food from Nebraska.....or a Primo's and well, as far as retail goes...how about an Apple Store????
Leigh Ann Coary March 02, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Chick-fil-a, Pica's, or a Seafood restaurant would be my choices.
Christina Teter March 02, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Good, clean, restaurant/deli that serves organic or at the very least healthy, FRESH food that isn't outrageously priced.
Lynda A. March 02, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Pappa Johns, Pizza Hut, dominoes or Chick Filet
Ken Smith March 02, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Subway,burger king,no mcdonald's,
Jennifer March 02, 2012 at 04:47 PM
I am going to go with two complete opposite sides of the spectrum, but both would be very popular-Chic Fil A or a healthy, organic lunch/casual dinner spot
Broomall Resident March 02, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Chick Fil A!! - please not another bank, cvs or rite aid
April Beatty March 03, 2012 at 02:59 AM
I vote for Chick fil a too
bark and eat March 04, 2012 at 09:03 PM
chick-fil-a or mexican
Jackie Leming March 05, 2012 at 12:10 PM
How about something we don't have already - like a White Castle or a Sonic? No more drug stores and no more banks PLEASE !
Jessica March 05, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Someone needs to go in on a healthy/organic eatery with me!!!
Bretany Pilko March 05, 2012 at 07:06 PM
I agree - something healthy. Sweetgreen in Ardmore is nice - something like that. No more fast food.
nikki March 07, 2012 at 01:48 AM
i would say to put a sonic or something we dont already have close by
KMJ March 07, 2012 at 07:59 PM
if it happens to be a fast food place...chick-fil-a would be the better option. Read "what to eat & what not to eat". Chick-fil-a food is the better choice, over McD'/Burg K..because of the oils and processes.
KMJ March 07, 2012 at 08:05 PM
I agree on a place that is more healthier....there are plenty of pizza shops/restaurants/banks/drug stores in the area. I nice sit down place sounds good. Salads are good for us. However, when you add all the toppings you mine as well hit McD/Wendy :) How about an Ice Cream/Yogart Place....I love Hand Dipped Ice Cream!!!
Bonnie Rubin March 09, 2012 at 04:46 AM
Smoothie/Juice bar
Christine Henzy March 09, 2012 at 02:18 PM
How about a Trader Joes? I would love to not have to go to Media every time I need to go to Joes!
Jennifer March 09, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Love Trader Joe's! It would be great not to have to travel to Media to go there. Trader Joe's do great business!
Lauren D. March 10, 2012 at 09:19 AM
Trader Joe's or Chipotle!
N Walther March 12, 2012 at 02:25 PM
I would love to see a small park...simple one...grass, trees, a few park benches....for employees, shoppers to wander over to from the nearby shopping center,,,to read the paper, snack on lunch...watch the drivers in cars speed by and wonder if they know that that extra 10 miles per hour or more they are driving is onl goign to get to to the next stop light faster....
Kaitou kid March 28, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Chick fil a will be the only business that will survive at that location....they have salads and brownies lol
Jessica March 31, 2012 at 03:40 PM
How about a Melt Down Grilled Cheese?
la dor May 05, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Chick fil.a or Boston market
Stefanos Tsitsios May 17, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Wawa should move to that location from next door, in addition purchase that gas station in the corner and built a Super Wawa that will have gas at reasonable prices. They certainly have enough cash to do all that while still operating the other location while construction is being completed.
Walt May 17, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Wawa is not next door, rather they are at the other end of the shopping center. The vacant Arby's plus the Texaco would probably not be even close to being a large enough for a super Wawa. What Wawa could do is purchase the property between them and the TB Bank and make that a super Wawa. But I'm not sure the locals would like that.
Debbie July 16, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Chick-fil-A please!!
Lindsey O July 22, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Ok.......... So has anyone taken into consideration the lot size before shouting out an idea of a food joint? Its way too small of a property for any of the above. And obviously has minimal parking. ZACS HAMBURGERS WOULD BE IDEAL. Actually the deli / sandwich shop would work too. A little mom and pop deli shop. Fresh cheeses and meats. How about my idea?
Arby August 11, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Another arbys....
ArchAngel September 11, 2012 at 09:02 PM
i would like a Topless Bar be Run at this Location I am tired of driving to philly!
billy September 27, 2012 at 02:01 AM
i would like to see a chick fa la.

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