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What happened to the Royal Farms that was proposed in South Middleton Township?
During a December 2016 South Middleton Township supervisors meeting, supervisor Tom Faley commented that the township was a possible location of a new Royal Farms convenience store.
Royal Farms is a chain of convenience stores similar to Rutters.
During the meeting, Faley said developers were eyeing a location near the intersection of Alexander Spring and Allen roads near Interstate 81.
Developers have made no more advancement on that store.
A search of township minutes shows that Royal Farms only appears once since 2016. In that case, a person asked if a traffic signal would be required in the vicinity of the possible convenience store.
Faley and Tim Duerr, community development director and zoning officer for the township, confirmed that no plans have been submitted for the store.
A new hotel and restaurant is under development near the proposed Royal Farms location, according to Duerr.
Conditional use plans for an 82-room hotel and a more than 3,000-square-foot restaurant submitted by Akash Patel & Associates were approved by the supervisors in June.
The hotel with 88 parking spaces would be behind the 50-seat restaurant with 33 parking spaces.
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