The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

June 19, 2013

New restaurant proposed for Routes 11-15 in Hummels Wharf

By Marcia Moore
The Daily Item

— HUMMELS WHARF — Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Co. is the latest restaurant proposing to open in Monroe Township, Snyder County.

Company officials are expected to unveil their plans for a 10,000-square-foot eatery offering a full menu of entrees, pizza and hand-crafted beer on a now vacant 1.5-acre lot off Routes 11-15 just north of Sheetz at Monday’s planning board meeting.

According to the plans submitted to the township zoning office, the restaurant would employ about 20 and have indoor seating for 273 and 32 outdoor patio seats.

There are two Marzoni’s restaurants in Duncansville and Greenwood where beer is brewed on the premises and tours are available.

Restaurant representatives could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.

The township has been experiencing a development boom. Crews are demolishing the former Ruby Tuesday Restaurant on Routes 11-15 — which has sat empty since April 2007 following four fires — adjacent to the newly opened Panera Bread bakery-cafe to make way for a Texas Roadhouse steak restaurant.

Plans also are pending to bring a Turkey Hill convenience store and gas station to the former site of the Golden Corral Restaurant, which has been vacant for more than two years, and a hotel to a vacant lot next to Kohl’s Department Store in Monroe Marketplace.