Public Hearing On Liquor License In Abington Township

A public hearing will be held tomorrow night – Thursday, February 14th – to hear comments from the public regarding the transfer of a liquor license into Abington Township. 

The liquor license transfer is being requested for use at the planned Studio Movie Grill being built at the site of the former J. C. Penney Department Store at the Willow Grove Park Mall.

The public hearing will begin at 7:30 PM.  It will be held in the Board Room on the 2nd Floor at the Abington Township Municipal Building located at 1176 Old York Road in Abington.  This hearing will take place at the same time as the meeting of the Abington Township Board of Commissioners.

The liquor license is currently held by a business at 1708 Limekiln Pike in Upper Dublin Township.

This layout shows the location of the planned Studio Movie Grill
at the Willow Grove Park Mall.

“While I can’t give…a specific date, we anticipate opening our doors in the 4th Quarter of 2019 at…Willow Grove,” stated Ms. Lynne McQuaker, Senior Director of Public Relations and Outreach at Studio Movie Grill.  “Studio Movie Grill Willow Grove will mark our second Philadelphia location and will offer 12 screens and 1,256 seats in a 50,133 square foot location.   We can’t wait to bring our concept to another Pennsylvania location.”

“Studio Movie Grill combines first-run movies with in-theater dining from an extensive menu and full-service bar,” according to a statement from PREIT, the real estate investment trust that owns the Willow Grove Park Mall.  “At the push of a button, moviegoers can place an order directly from their seat, with food and beverages delivered before and during the show. Additionally, the theater offers various dining options, including tableside, counter space, lounge seats with tray tables, and reclining lounges with built-in tray tables. Customers can reserve seats when purchasing a ticket online, at a theater kiosk, or the box office.”

“Today’s mall experience is an opportunity for shopping, entertainment and socializing, and PREIT’s investments in experiential concepts are enabling our offerings to evolve alongside our shoppers’ habits,” said Mr. Joseph Coradino, Chief Executive Officer of PREIT. “Studio Movie Grill offers entertainment and dining that elevates the consumer experience, and by welcoming the theater to Willow Grove Park, we’re providing local shoppers with more reasons to extend their mall visit.”

The top image of the Studio Movie Grill at the Willow Grove Park Mall is provided courtesy of PREIT.

The site map of the Willow Grove Park Mall is provided courtesy of PREIT, 2017.

The image of the Studio Movie Grill is provided courtesy of Studio Movie Grill.