The developer of a parcel of land that had previously received approval for the construction of a 124-seat restaurant and bank has filed an application with the Brick Township planning board to scrap those plans and replace the bank portion with a 2,340 square foot, 60 seat Popeyes fast food restaurant.
Popeyes, a Miami-based fast food chain which serves Louisiana-style fried chicken dishes, would open its Brick location at 1906 Route 88, a property that houses a Wawa convenience store and gas station that opened in 2021. The rear of the property includes the remainder of the Laurelton Mobile Home Park. The site is owned by developer Jack Morris through his company, JSM At Martin Boulevard. The commercial space is accessible from the state highway as well as Jack Martin Boulevard.
The Popeyes location would include a “double stacked” drive through, according to the application filed with the planning board.
Though the fast food restaurant and drive-through are both permitted uses in the B-3 zone in which the property is located, JSM requires bulk variance relief from the board before being able to begin construction. The vast majority of those variances, however, were already approved under the previously-proposed plan for the site. The new variances being requested have to do with additional signage that would be installed to support the operations of the Popeyes location.
The board will hear the application at its Oct. 19 meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the township municipal complex.