SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP – Springfield Township supervisors on Tuesday approved a liquor license transfer request for a new restaurant.
A brief public hearing was held for Fast Eddie’s, which will open in the former Kings Family Restaurant building, 1920 Leesburg-Grove City Road.
The license transfer, which must also be approved by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, would come from Mortiello’s LLC, said Ray Bogaty, the township’s solicitor.
A search of the PLCB website shows that the Mortiello’s license is in the inactive “safekeeping” category and expires July 31. The address connected to that license is the former Jess’s Junction restaurant at 3640 E. State St., Hermitage. It’s the new location of Toss’d Italian Bar & Grille, which has its own liquor license at that address.
Supervisors heard from Fast Eddie’s attorney John Swick and Ed Kelly, who owns JEDD Enterprises Inc.
JEDD owns Fast Eddie’s, and TimberCreek Tap & Table, which has restaurants in Springfield Township and Meadville.
It’s a family-run business, Kelly said, noting that his children help operate the restaurants.
They plan to renovate and remodel the building – Kings closed in mid-May – and they hope to open Fast Eddie’s by early 2020 at the latest.
It will be a modern and casual atmosphere with lower prices than TimberCreek, and it will seat up to 150 patrons.
“Our major influence is food,” Kelly said.
He expects operating hours to be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to midnight weekends.
There will be a bar area, but no brewpub like TimberCreek, where they brew their own beer.
Kelly plans to hire about 35 to 40 employees for Fast Eddie’s with 15 to 20 of those positions being full-time.
The staff will be trained by the PLCB, and he added that TimberCreek has not received any violations from the PLCB.
There won’t be any outdoor seating, he said.