I think that area is already over booked on both, Food Lion center has a liquor store and so does McKay's, doubt the LCB would issue another license.At least.
They'd be better off turning it into a fast-food place or liquor store.
as for fast food, you have I think both pizza hut and pappa johns, two fast food places in the McKay lot and McD's in front of Food Kitty.
Plus the building isn't configured for a drive thru - essential to fast food - and would be too big (i.e. rent)
I can think of a dozen reasons why places there fail. One is the environment, I'm talking basic HVAC. Every time I have been in there since it was a Perkins it was either hot or cold, and when I'm cold, it's outside cold.
I would also say location location location. It's in a freaking parking lot that's in a parking lot. If it had a really superior reputation it might be a destination type place. You know, a unique, quality place people want to go to regardless of the drive. None of the places that have occupied that space would qualify.
It's been the kind of place that not even Robert Irvine could save.
Don't forget, the vast majority of restaurants do fail. It's a tough business and being in Southern Maryland doesn't make it any easier.
Not like good fresh markets are close by.
One of the halllmarks of cities on the coast is access to a wide variety of fresh goods from either rail or boat.
But you have to be able to get to that market and back quickly.
If you are a Sysco retailer it's hard to differentiate yourself from the pack.