Red Lobster Could Be in the Works for Cranberry

The seafood chain would replace the King’s Family Restaurant on Route 19.

Cranberry area residents hankering for a new place to get a seafood dinner may be in luck.

At Thursday’s Cranberry Board of Supervisors meeting, officials will accept public comment on an inter-municipal liquor license transfer for a proposed new Red Lobster restaurant to be located on Route 19.

Ron Henshaw, Cranberry’s director of community development, said the Red Lobster would replace the King’s Family Restaurant at 20117 Route 19, in the Cranberry Mall.

The King’s restaurant would be torn down, he said. The new Red Lobster would be built from the ground up in its place.  

Following any public testimony offered at Thursday’s meeting, supervisors will consider voting on the liquor license transfer.

Henshaw said land development plans for the Red Lobster also would be reviewed at the Oct. 29 Planning Advisory Commission meeting set for 5:30 p.m. at the municipal center.

Plans for the restaurant are still tentative at this point. The King's restaurant remains open, and there are no dates for when it might close and construction on a new Red Lobster might start.

Henshaw said developers for Red Lobster likely will wait until both the liquor license transfer and the land development applications are approved before moving forward with plans for the new building.

The property King’s sits on is owned by LG Realty Advisors, which also owns the Cranberry Mall. Brian Gumberg, principal and managing member of LG Realty Advisors, could not immediately be reached for comment. 

What do you think of proposed plans for the Red Lobster? Would you miss the King’s Family Restaurant? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Sean B. October 25, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Who the hell said sushi is not seafood? Again, the very few Asian cuisine restaurants we have here are not considered a seafood restaurant solely like Red Lobster! That's almost as dumb as saying that McDonalds can be considered a seafood place because of their fliet o fish sandwich.
Karen Muntz October 28, 2012 at 07:21 AM
Looking for a 'non-chain' restaurant that is delicious, inexpensive and convenient? Try Marty's. You may be surprised to know they have a very nice restaurant that is totally separate from their bar. The portions are huge and the prices are great. We get so tired of the chain restaurants ourselves. Another great choice is GoodFellas in Zelienople. Lets hear it for great food, great prices, great service and all from the little guy.
jodi correll October 28, 2012 at 06:23 PM
OMG This makes me so happy! Now if Zelie could just get something besides BK and DQ!
Erin Conners October 28, 2012 at 06:48 PM
We do! Right across from Bilo is Burgh'ers. That place is amazing, _and_ they have delicious seasonal sangria, craft beer, and cocktails.
Peggie Sellers January 12, 2013 at 05:29 PM
As a former employee of Kings I am sad to seeit go. I remember when it did booming business and for those who say Eat n Park is better...you are crazy...Eat n Park NEVER changes their menu and their food is not that great. And also folks that Eat n Park is over the county line so u pay the 7% tax on your meal as opposed to the 6% at the Kings. If Kings hadnt allowed one of their nasty Managers (Carla) to run off all the good employees and therefore regular customers...they would still be doing a decent amount of business. Red Lobster isnt going to change the amount of traffic into that plaza...its nasty and overpriced...and again will be losing a part of original Cranberry History.


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