In West Lebanon, for those thinking that the closed Pizza Hut on Route 12A is an eyesore, you’ve got good news coming your way. A developer based out of Maine is hoping to demolish the vacant building and set up a new building of their own. The Valley News reports that August Bristol Pizza LLC, owned by Dead River Properties in Portland, Maine, wants to raze the closed Pizza Hut building and construct a new building, which would be twice the size.
Possible uses of the building range from retail, restaurant, to medical office space. The Lebanon Planning Board is set to hear the proposal of the site plan on July 11th at their next regularly-scheduled meeting. Pizza Hut closed the West Lebanon branch in November without warning, similar to some other businesses along the main drag in recent years.
Across the street, BJ’s is planning to build on the former site of Friendly’s to create a gas station.
Further north up 12A, consumers may expect a PetSmart building in the future for their pet needs.
Meanwhile, in the Wal-Mart plaza, Michaels is looking to move into the storefront currently occupied by Books-A-Million, which would move to the K-Mart plaza.
Many changes are coming to downtown West Lebanon and the Planning Board is continuing to process all requests.