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Visions for Vacancies: The Former Charlie Brown's Steakhouse

What should be the next business that moves into the former Charlie Brown's Steakhouse in Blackwood?

The closing of  came thanks to the  of parent company, CB Holding Corp. Now shuttered for just over a year, the property is in a severe state of disrepair. Tall weeds spring from cracks in the concrete and once neatly manicured landscaping has now swallowed the building.

This latest edition of “Visions for Vacancies” asks the readers of Gloucester Township Patch to share their ideas for what should replace the former Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse at 1378 Little Gloucester Rd. in Blackwood.

If you were in charge, what would spring up at this property?

A sports bar?

A retail store?

A day care?

Perhaps another restaurant chain?

Please keep in mind all the stores that are already located in the area when sharing your answer. All answers can be left in the comments box below.

Debi July 28, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I would love to see the Charlie Brown's kept as a local bar in front..it really was a nice size and had a lovely atmosphere, unlike some of the sleezier bars in the area ... and perhaps a banquet hall in the rear where the dining room was. The kitchen is already there and with some wall removal it would be a great place for weddings and other occasions.
ALEX July 28, 2012 at 04:43 PM
a "cracker barrel family restaurant" would be nice to put there"
Ellen Tevis July 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM
A cracker barrel would be great
dom July 29, 2012 at 02:42 AM
was thinking buffalo wild wings or cheesecake factory, but cracker barrel works too
Big Daddy 1 July 29, 2012 at 01:29 PM
A sports bar - restaurant should still work. The closing was due to the parent company's finances as it seemed to have enough customers. There is even less competition after some local closings (Cherrywood, Denny's). An outside deck could be added in the rear where there are patches of trees. Bus routes between the college and Philly go right by that corner, so a stop could be put there.
Sandra White July 30, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I would love to see a Cracker Barrel go in there. That would be awesome!!!!!
JLN July 30, 2012 at 09:20 AM
I do not think a Cracker Barrel should go there. The parking lot is not big enough. There would be giant RVs driving though our already crowded township. Camden County College already generates enough traffice in the area I don't think we need that kind of establishment. A smaller reaustrurant would be nice. And no Cheesecake Factory either, who wants to wait 1.5 hours for dinner.
Pat July 30, 2012 at 12:40 PM
PJ Whelihan's would be a good fit
Ry Vader August 20, 2012 at 07:34 PM
They should put a Charlie brown's steakhouse there.
Paul T July 23, 2013 at 09:21 AM
Lamp Post Diner & Bakery - COMING SOON!! A Family Restaurant that will be available for Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner.
Lauren Burgoon July 26, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Nice! Paul, are you involved? We'd love to chat.
Paul T July 26, 2013 at 01:51 PM
Hi Lauren, Yes we would love to meet! Paul Tsiknakis 609-217-4046
Barb August 23, 2013 at 09:43 AM
Paul are you hiring? If so for what positions?

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