One of Lancaster County's oldest taverns may soon house a chiropractic clinic.
The sale of the Pour Girls restaurant at Green Tree, Bart Township, is pending approval of zoning variances that will approve the property's long-standing driveways and parking lots. The restaurant was known as the Green Tree Inn until the Smiths bought the property and changed the name.
The application comes as the owners, George and Lisa Smith, are intending to sell the historic property to John and Ashley Cavallo. Dr. Cavallo plans to turn the property into a chiropractic clinic.
According to the practice's website, Dr. Cavallo operates a chiropractic clinic in New Holland.
Calls to Dr. Cavallo's office about his plans were not returned by press time.
The restaurant, at 11 Green Tree Rd., has been a tavern, bar, or restaurant since before the Revolutionary War.
Information at the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society shows the building was erected before the American Revolution and the site had been used as an inn as early as the 1740s. The inn’s original liquor license was issued by England's King George III in 1765.
The third floor was added to the stone building in 1899.
The owners announced the restaurant's closing on the inn's Facebook page on April 10.
The variances are needed at least in part due to the one-acre property's irregular shape.
The zoning hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at the township building, Quarry Rd.