A long shuttered TGI Friday’s restaurant on Howe Avenue in Arden-Arcade has been sold and will be demolished for a new retail building.

Tony Wood of Tiner Commercial Real Estate Services said the restaurant ran in the 7,000-square-foot building at 1229 Howe Ave for 30 years. But the collapse of Abe Alizadeh’s real estate empire led the restaurant to close in 2009. In its place, the new property owners plan an 8,000-square-foot retail building. (more…)

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