Smoothie King eyes Concord location

Only time will tell if there will be smooth sailing for Smoothie King’s ride into Concord Township. And there’s still no building into which the business can go.

Smoothie King is a franchised healthy meal replacement business offering fruit and vegetable smoothies, according to Brad Liermann, of Smooth Operator, the franchisee hoping to set up in Concord. He testified during a brief conditional use hearing on April 28.

“It’s nutritional lifestyle meal replacements for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and for pre- and post-workouts,’ Liermann said.

The plan is to go into a yet-to-be built structure near Buffalo Wild Wings and a proposed Malvern Bank along Route 1. Smoothie King would be in a 1,400-square-foot portion on the east side of the 4,800-square-foot building.

The building has already been approved, but Smoothie King needs some modifications. Specifically, the operators want a drive-thru window, Liermann said.

Conditional use approval is needed for the drive-thru. The site would lose five parking spaces because of the window.

Seating would be limited to only six or eight seats, and they would be only for customers in the store waiting for their smoothies. There would be no inside consumption, Liermann said.

Planned operating hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Supervisors’ Chairman Dominic Pileggi said the board would give its decision in June.

 

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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