July 29, 2005

Press, 7/27: Mention of Wendy's continuance

Bank drive-through approved by board
by Brian Nadig
July 27, 2005

The Zoning Board of Appeals at its July 15 meeting approved a special use permit for a drive-through bank at 5745 N. Milwaukee Ave., while a hearing on a proposed Wendy's restaurant at 5130 N. Cicero Ave. was delayed at the request of Alderman Patrick Levar (45th). Monthly memberships now available

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...Levar said that due to community opposition he asked the board for a 60-day continuance on the hearing on Wendy's proposal, which calls for the demolition of the Edens Athletic Club building. Some residents have said that the area does not need another fast-food restaurant and that they prefer a new operator be found for the health club. Under the proposal, Wendy's would lease the property from its owner.

The health club had been scheduled to close Aug. 31, but club officials have delayed the closing until the zoning matter is resolved. A club spokesman said that it plans to sell monthly memberships due to the uncertainty surrounding the club's future.

Levar said that he is "leaning against" the Wendy's proposal and that he plans to urge the restaurant chain to search for a more suitable location...

Source: Nadig Newspapers

The article above reports on a 60-day continuance, however more recent reports state a 90-day continuance was issued, resulting in the proposal being raised with the Zoning Board on Friday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m.

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