Former Dawson’s restaurant building in Plymouth Meeting being demolished

The building at 440 Plymouth Road in Plymouth Meeting that had been home to JB Dawson’s and then just Dawson’s is in the process of being demolished. Dawson’s closed in 2017 and the building has been vacant since then.

During a June 1, 2020 meeting of Plymouth Township’s Council, a representative of the property, Jay Tornetta, made a presentation about the building. Tornetta was seeking a waiver of land development to knock the building down and build something else in the same footprint. He mentioned that landing a restaurant tenant for the space was unlikely and that a new building could attract other potential tenants. The video of the presentation is below.