The Friendly’s at Airport Square Shopping Center on Route 309 in Montgomeryville has closed its doors for good Sunday afternoon, making way for Bonefish Grill to open at the location in the next few months.
Mike Goldberg of The Reporter writes that a work crew was hauling out kitchen equipment, booths and more to a moving truck.
The franchise owner, Jeff Blum, of AKZ Delaware Valley Hospitality Inc., told Goldberg the owner of the property — Gateway DC Properties Inc., under Metro Commercial of Mount Laurel, NJ — opted not to renew the lease.
Blum operates 11 other Friendly’s restaurants, including one in Ft. Washington, according to the article.
Blum was also the franchisee of the Friendly’s that closed earlier this year in Hatfield Township on North Broad Street.
Blum told Goldberg employees were given the option to transfer to other Friendly’s locations. He said he hopes to reopen at another location in Montgomery Township.