After the Travelodge at 285 Great Road closed in early 2012, the owner of Great Road shopping center (who also owns 285 Great Road) submitted plans to replace the motel with a fast food or fast casual restaurant with drive-thru. While the old motel was demolished earlier this year, the location has remained available for lease. It appears the original plans for a drive-thru restaurant have been put on hold. Now it looks like the owner may be exploring other options.
According to a recent LoopNet posting, "Owner is proposing a 3600 SF one story office building" at this location.
Stay tuned for more details.
The original plans had met with some traffic concerns. In addition, several new fast casual restaurants have recently opened nearby. I'm not sure if these have had an impact on finding tenants, but it probably makes sense for the owner to also evaluate other uses for the site