Original Pizza, Dunkin Donuts Approved by Board
Both restaurants are planning to return to Washington Township this spring.
Dunkin Donuts franchisee Keith Rasquinha and Original Pizza owner Dominick David both said they planned to open on or near May 1.
Both businesses previously occupied space in the strip mall and will be owned by the same people who owned them before.
"Basically, it's going to be the same as before," David said.
Original Pizza will occupy the exact same space it used to be in. They will replace the old blue sign with a similar red one, and will be adding a new delivery service.
"I should've never left to begin with," David said.
Dunkin Donuts will also take advantage of the new sign law with a multi-colored sign that is standard for the company's shops. They will open up in a storefront a few doors over from their previous location.
Officials said they were happy to have more businesses returning to the mall, which has struggled to attract tenants in recent years.
"It really will bring more traffic for everybody," Mayor Janet Sobkowicz said.