No Movement on East Meadow Sonic Front

Bobby Fanelli told Patch that no decision has been made as of yet.

There's still no word as to whether or not Sonic Drive-in a space in East Meadow, according to Bobby Fanelli, the Chief Operating Officer of the Sonic in North Babylon.

"We are still deciding what to do," Fanelli told Patch via email Tuesday. "I will update you when we make a decision."

Spencer Hart Sonic to the spot formerly occupied by Rita's Ices at 1900 Hempstead Turnpike. The proposal by the Hempstead Town Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) and no Hart is left contemplating his next move.

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Hart was seeking approval for eight variance applications, including special exceptions to install a drive-thru window and use a portion of the premise for outdoor dining, as well as variances for off-street parking. Additionally, they were asking for permission to install 24 menu board signs under two proposed canopies, install a drive-thru preview menu and regular menu board and install a speaker and confirmation screen system for the drive-thru.

Reactions regarding the BZA's decision, and Hart has the right to appeal the ruling or submit a modified application.

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Bill Alderman October 09, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Yo Paulie I am in no way poor and I never said I was done with the Patch, just done blogging so you could hang a target on my back twice a week. I will forever extend my right to be the voice of reason and sanity, while you, sir are a twister of verbage. And to show you how much you know, Callahan's (2 L's buddy) deserves none of the negativity you profess. They are more than an alcoholic establishment, THEY actually make an AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL ( non-fast food HAMBURGER). You should try it some time , instead of cruisin' drive thrus.
paul October 09, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Oh my, Billy just woke up... You are actually more the "voice of illogical reason and insanity".... Anyone can see that if they read any of your past blogs... REALLY! Sonic is not a well done issue. It is still on the burner. As far as Callahan's goes, watch how the TOH will make them squirm. Callahan's will be no different.... Been wondering where the extra parking stall lines came from in the rear of Callahan's..... Just asking.... And by the way, your use of "Yo" shows everyone your ignorance.. Just pointing that out too.... ......................................................
paul October 10, 2012 at 03:12 AM
An article from 2007: I see this became a non issue. http://www.antonnews.com/westburytimes/2007/04/27/news/civic.html People in EM make big deal out of nothing...... Hope Sonic pursues with VENGEANCE......
Scott L. October 25, 2012 at 06:23 AM
I am a forty seven year resident of East Meadow (my whole life) and new to Patch that I stumbled on at 2 am looking for an appliance repair person for my fridge. I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of EM. East Meadow Plaza is a special place for me, I used to play pinball at Pinball Palace, go to the movies at The Jerry Lewis Theatre, eat Breyers Ice Cream and got my first job at Contented Pet which I eventually bought and moved to East Meadow Mall. I closed my store in 1997 due to running costs and lack of business with opening of Petco and Petsmart. I never thought I would condone a national chain but I have to say if they can pay the rent and taxes let them in, they are a presentable looking establishment with so-so food. As far as traffic is concerned I believe most EM resident can suck it up for a month until the novelty wears off. We have to start somewhere why not there. I was debating on whether or not to say something but Blaise, are you kidding me? One last thing to ponder, Home Depot owns other properties close to EM and could pack it up and leave which would be great to have that big empty space to fill. I only mention this because I travel around the country quite a bit and it seems all of the thriving Home Depot seem to have a Sonic either in their parking lot or close to it. I know if I was HD I would have left EM with the constant complaints from certain neighbors.
paul January 18, 2013 at 07:20 PM
It is still not a dead issue.......... build it now and build it bigger....


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