New 'Higher End' Restaurant Coming to Horsham
Owners of The Elements Horsham hope to transform the Horsham Road mixed-use center into a 'food destination.'
An announcement on which restaurant, specifically, will fill one of two buildings where the dilapidated 5 Star Gardens once stood could come by summer, Mark Korman, Korman Communities' commercial division president told Patch.
Korman said he has letters of intent for the site, but said it was too soon to disclose the potential tenant as the lease had not been finalized yet.
"We've been really picky," Korman said, adding that his company has "passed on a few" possible eateries.
"There are plenty of hoagie places and pizza places," he said.
The American restaurant that's planned, while not being a "white tablecloth" establishment, will definitely be a four star eatery and will serve as an ideal location for a "nice business lunch or cocktail hour," according to Korman.
In terms of the vacancies in the rest of the Horsham Road plaza, Korman said the hope is to attract "good, quality nationals" and regionals to complement existing local offerings in the way of Plenti Grand Cafe and Kathy Davis Studios.
For starters, Korman said he envisions a "very high end sushi place," as well as a coffeehouse.
"Things that Horsham deserves and hasn't gotten, quite frankly," Korman said.
The 4,400-square-foot empty space above the Subway was once housed by an Italian restaurant and Korman said he'd like to fill it with another restaurant.
"We want this to be a food destination," he said. "We're trying to make it an attractive entrance to Horsham."
To date, Korman said "several million dollars" have been spent on facade improvements to ensure all 50,000 square feet of the 7-acre mixed-use center's buildings - including the pair still under construction - share a "cohesive" stone look.
While the 8,000-square-foot and 6,000-square-foot buildings built in place of Five Star Gardens look nearly complete, Korman said three to four months of site work is still needed. Once the weather breaks, he said underground retention basins will be installed and the site would be totally landscaped and a fresh parking lot would be added.
The front building, the larger of the two, would house the restaurant, Korman said and the rear building could be used for a new medical office or a daycare.