Cheektowaga’s town council approves Chick-fil-A’s site plan

CHEEKTOWAGA – The Cheektowaga Town Board approved Chick-fil-A’s submitted site plan for a new restaurant at 1753 Walden Avenue during Tuesday night’s regular board meeting.

The plan calls for the demolition of the old Famous Dave’s 7,500 square foot restaurant building and the construction of a new 5,000 square foot restaurant with an accessory drive-thru window.  A dual lane drive-true will be able to accommodate 24 cars – eight more than what the town requires by code.

Councilmember James Rogowski told board members Tuesday night that the company made some minor changes to the plan after concerns were raised at an Environmental Advisory Committee meeting.

“They made some changes to the site plan after the EAC meeting because of the front of the building, to soften it up, and they have done those changes,” said Councilmember James Rogowski.

Mr. Rogowski also said that a request from the Rescue Hose Company was sent to the company in Minnesota to use the old Famous Dave’s building for a controlled burn drill but he has not heard back from the fire company to see if Chick-fil-A responded to their request.

The company is now free to start demolition and construction work at the site.

Councilmembers Alice Magierski and Christine Adamczyk were excused from the meeting.

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