Sports bars enthusiasts might still be able to look forward to Buffalo Wild Wings in State College.
The restaurant’s engineer, Bohler Engineering, recently withdrew land development plans for Buffalo Wild Wings at Northland Center off North Atherton Street, according to Ferguson Township Director of Planning and Zoning Ray Stolinas. The reason isn’t readily clear, and the company has not responded to requests for comment for more than two years.
Buffalo Wild Wings has attempted to land a spot in downtown State College for several years, according to an area developer, meaning that not all hope is lost.
Developments like Buffalo Wild Wings usually take about six to nine months for planning, the township’s community planner Lindsay Schock said in June. The eatery’s publicly recorded plans for a 5,440-square-foot restaurant off Blue Course Drive and North Atherton Street hit the 22-month mark before the submission was pulled.
Stolinas said there were no major hurdles in the restaurant’s development plans.
Concerns over the development included pending traffic evaluations, stormwater management and lighting. There is a left-turn restriction on North Atherton Street where the entry to the parking lot is located. The township has also recommended that there be a sidewalk from the access road to the parking lot.
Stolinas said Ferguson Township did not receive a proposal for a new or transferred liquor license for the location, which Stolinas said would have probably been included given the restaurant’s branding, had it been developed.