West Manchester Town Center running out of available space
A diner and a furniture shop are among the latest confirmed future tenants in West Manchester Town Center, where available space is quickly running low.
The former enclosed mall, previously the West Manchester Mall, has seen 18 new restaurants and retailers open since the property was revamped into an outdoor plaza beginning in mid-2014.
According to a brochure posted on the website for Rhino Realty Group, which is handling leasing for the town center, only four spaces totaling about 62,000 square feet remain available.
The largest available space is more than 52,500 square feet between Burlington and the still-to-open Fresh Market grocery store.
A message left for Rhino's president was not immediately returned Tuesday.
Various company spokespeople have previously confirmed plans for Dickey's Barbecue Pit, MOD Pizza, Pinot's Palette and Outback Steakhouse to open in the town center in the near future.
Metro Diner: Monica Love, West Manchester Township zoning officer, confirmed that Metro Diner and Just Cabinets, Furniture and More also have filed plans to open locations on the property.
Metro Diner, based out of Jacksonville, Florida, is scheduled to open in mid-November, according to spokeswoman Jennifer Ulmer.
The 4,154-square-foot restaurant with seating for 125 will be located in a building under construction adjacent to Buffalo Wild Wings along the outer edges of the town center, Love said.
The new building also will house Dickey's and MOD Pizza, according to Rhino's brochure. The brochure also lists a store named Allure as a potential tenant in the building, but Love said no plans have been filed yet.
The diner will be open 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, according to Ulmer, who added that breakfast will be served all day.
Ulmer wrote in an email that the company feels Metro Diner is a perfect fit for York County because of the area's "great neighborhood community."
Metro Diner refers to its menu offerings as "comfort food with flair," Ulmer wrote, including chicken and waffles, shrimp n' grits and "Yo Hala on the Square" — two thick slices of challah bread stuffed with a mixture of bananas, brown sugar, cream cheese and hazelnut syrup, prepared like French toast.
The diner plans to hire around 100 employees, Ulmer added, and another location in scheduled to open in Bensalem, Bucks County, this September.
Just Cabinets:Just Cabinets, a furniture retailed with a location already open in Springettsbury Township, is slated to open in an 18,000-square-foot space between Sprint and Regal Cinemas, according to Love.
Spokesman Ted Bernstein said no plans have been finalized yet.
The retailer would be opening near At Home, a home decor superstore, which opened in the former Macy's earlier this year.