December 21, 2016
The Harrison business district will soon see a Burger King fast food restaurant on Freeport Road.
Township commissioners have given the nod to the developer's agreement to occupy to parcels at Idaho Drive and Freeport Road.
Boos Development Group Inc. real estate manager Terry Maliga said the property is currently a car wash and office building, but will soon be destroyed to build the restaurant. Maliga informed the commissioners the company is going to close on the property in early 2017 and start the demolition process in March.
The goal is to have the restaurant built by July.
According to Maliga, the development was cost around $2 million - the restaurant will take up about 2,000 square feet of the half-acre lot. Access to the restaurant will occur on both roadways.
Harmar currently has the only Burger King in Alle-Kiski Valley. Around 20 years ago, there were Burger King restaurants along New Kensington's Tarentum Bridge Road and Harrison's Freeport Road.
Maliga said the future Burger King will be the new prototype - different internal layout and external design. Maliga said the internal design will have a plethora of greenery and wood, serving as a "garden grill."
He said the interior is not reminiscent of the 70s and 80s look.