Planning commission OKs site plan application for Golden Corral in Martinsburg

August 07, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Martinsburg Planning Commission Wednesday unanimously approved a site plan application for a proposed Golden Corral restaurant along Foxcroft Avenue in the city.

Paul Severin of Richmond, Va.,-based Valley Corral LLC said after the meeting that the company hopes to open the 8,032-square-foot restaurant by the end of the year.

To be built behind MVB Bank, the restaurant at 625 Foxcroft Ave. is expected to seat more than 300 people, Severin said.

It will be a smaller version of the nationally known restaurant’s building size, Severin said. The Martinsburg location is expected to join other Golden Corral restaurants in Waynesboro and Lebanon, Pa., Winchester and Harrisonburg, Va., and Frederick, Md., that are owned by Valley Corral, Severin said.

The planning commission’s approval was contingent upon legal issues that included sign placement along Foxcroft Avenue.

Stormwater management features, including bioretention areas, that were put in place for the bank also were built to accommodate eventual development of the site now eyed by Golden Corral, officials said.

Golden Corral says on its website that it has more than 480 restaurants across the United States.

In other action Wednesday, the planning commission approved a request to subdivide a parcel at Old Courthouse Square shopping center for the proposed construction of a new McDonald’s restaurant.

The planning commission previously reviewed a sketch plan for the McDonald’s proposed along Edwin Miller Boulevard and voted in February to advance it in the city’s review process.

The McDonald’s would replace the current restaurant at Eagle School and East roads, planning commissioners have been told.

— Matthew Umstead

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