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The sign says Bruster's is "coming soon." It's not.

The sign says Bruster's is "opening soon." It's not.

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Frozen treat retailer Bruster’s Ice Cream has hundreds of franchise stores across the country and dozens within Pennsylvania. Yet despite the promise of a sign displayed on Buchert Road during the past two years, it’s not opening in the township anytime soon.

There may have been a deal awhile back to build a Bruster’s store on the north side of Buchert Road between North Keim Street and Hilltop Road, Bruce Foltz, president of the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners, said last week (May 21, 2009). That’s what prompted the sign to be erected, and the sign is what prompts local residents to keep asking Foltz when the store will open.

Sadly, the commissioner said during the board’s second of two monthly meetings, any hope for a Bruster’s at that location seems to have fallen through. Now, Foltz added, he’d “like to see that sign removed.”

A second sign has already gone up on the property, indicating its sale is being marketed on behalf of unidentified owners by First Liberty Partners. The West Chester PA commercial real estate firm is promoting the vacant land as a potential site for retail or bank use. It lists the less-than-1-acre parcel at an asking price of $700,000.

At Foltz’s request, township staff said it would contact either the deeded owners or First Liberty seeking to have the Bruster’s sign taken down.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ May 21 meeting):

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