Two local restaurants received approvals Thursday to transfer liquor licenses to West Manchester Township.
The township's board of supervisors unanimously approved the transfers for Blazin Wings Inc., which runs Buffalo Wild Wings, and for CBM Investment Corp., which owns Masa Bistro.
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar is working toward opening a stand-alone restaurant near the revamped West Manchester Mall in either October or November, said Buffalo Wild Wings' regional manager Peter Helfrich of Schwenksville, Montgomery County.
Blazin Wings is planning to move its liquor license from its location at 81 Wilson Ave. in Hanover, which opened in October 2012.
A $47 million redevelopment is slated for the 32-year-old West Manchester Mall, changing the look and style to an open, outdoor plaza.
Retailers have been lining up to be part of the new marketplace.
Upon opening at the new West Manchester Town Center, the restaurant would be among several stores that have already signed on to be part of the new shopping hub: Ann Taylor Loft, Kirkland's, Kohls, Macy's, Petco, Regal Cinemas and Walmart.
The mall's anchors — Kohls, Macy's, Regal Cinemas and Walmart—will remain open during construction.
A liquor license for CBM Investment Corp. means it can add a bar area to its Masa Bistro at 1720 Loucks Road, said Caroline Lai, CBM's president and the restaurant's owner.
Lai said she's hoping the expansion project — which also includes adding additional restaurant seating — will be completed by November.
CBM Investment Corp. is acquiring the liquor license held by Happy Owl of York LLC, a franchisee of Hooters sports bar, which operated at 703 Loucks Road in York City before closing in March 2013.