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Barn Plaza Shopping Center redevelopment continues


The Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and Regal Cinema may still be standing at the Barn Plaza Shopping Center, but likely not for much longer.

While work continues on the Whole Foods Market, Barnes & Noble Bookseller and the honeygrow restaurant in the center that stretches along Route 611 in Doylestown Township, more plans are coming for the demolition of the former movie theater and Applebee’s, according to site owner Brixmor Property Group.

Last month, Brixmor said its preliminary plans for the first phase of the ambitious redevelopment project are heading to the board of supervisors, after recommendations from the planning commission.

Supervisors are expected to approve plans to raze the Applebee’s at the south end of the site and build a multi-tenant structure with three restaurants. One will be First Watch, a Florida-based chain that offers breakfast, brunch and lunch. The other two tenants have not been named.

Brixmor is also seeking permission to create an outdoor dining space on a small triangle-shaped piece of land as part of honeygrow’s business.

Next up in the multi-million dollar facelift will be looking for approvals for what will come following the demolition of the former movie theater. Developers have already received the green light to tear down the once-popular cinema.

Plans call for four multi-tenant buildings to include a restaurant, retail and medical offices, according to Brixmor.

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