Banana Max might be moving back to Springettsbury Township.
The nightclub operated at 2650 Eastern Blvd. in the township for 10 years before moving into its current West Manchester Township address in the former Damon's Grill.
But the club could leave 1401 Roosevelt Ave., where it's been since Dec. 31, 2010, to move into the former Charlie Brown's Steakhouse.
That is if the state Liquor Control Board approves a license transfer, said Daniel Stees, co-owner of Banana Max.
Banana Max has applied to transfer its liquor license from its West Manchester address to 2860 Whiteford Road in Springettsbury Township, according to township documents.
Wanted to buy: Stees said Thursday night that he and his brother and business partner, Thomas Stees, had hoped to buy the former Charlie Brown's building in the past.
"We've been after that building for 15 years," he said.
Ironically, Charlie Brown's shuttered its doors a little over a month before Banana Max opened at its then new location in West Manchester.
"We were no sooner opened at Damon's than it (the Charlie Brown's building) went up for sale," Stees said.
The purchase of the building is contingent on the liquor license transfer being approved, he said.
Springettsbury Township supervisors will have to decide on whether to approve that move, said John Holman, township manager.
The state also has to OK the transfer.
The board of supervisors will hold a hearing at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the township office, 1501 Mount Zion Road, regarding the proposed transfer.
Residents will have a chance to share comments and recommendations about the proposed transfer at that time, Holman said.
Coming home: Moving back to the east side of York makes sense, Stees said.
When Banana Max was located in Springettsbury, it built up a following of loyal patrons who now drive across town to its current location.
Most of its employees also live east of the Interstate 83, Stees said.
The Charlie Brown's building is exactly what Stees said he is looking for.
If Stees gets the go-ahead to transfer the liquor license, Banana Max could be open at its newest location in the fall, he said.
But that doesn't mean Banana Max in West Manchester will close immediately.
Stees said that location would likely remain open for a few months or a couple of years.
"Anything is possible," he said. "We're being open minded."
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