MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Martinsburg Mall is negotiating with a Florida company to open an Olive Garden restaurant along Foxcroft Avenue, according to mall General Manager Robert Gardner.
“We’re hoping to sign a deal in the near future,” Gardner said Tuesday.
The mall is currently negotiating a property lease agreement with GMRI Inc., which is affiliated with Orlando-basedDarden Restaurants Inc., according to Gardner.
While no agreement has been reached, Gardner said a letter of intent has been signed, which allowed for the negotiations to proceed. The restaurant is eying a tract the mall owns near the Martin’s grocery store.
The outparcel is at 891 Foxcroft Ave, according to city planning department documents filed last week by GMRI. It is located where a sign for the mall currently stands and is the last undeveloped area along Foxcroft Avenue that fronts Interstate 81.
The mall has other undeveloped outparcels on the back side of the mall, according to Gardner.