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Wendy’s looks to Seymour

September 25, 2018

SEYMOUR-Where’s the beef?

It may be grilling on Bank Street.

David A. Sacco, a project engineer for TPA Design Group in New Haven made the first pitch for a Wendy’s before the Inland-Wetlands Commission Monday night.

Sacco told the commission a roughly 2,400 square foot Wendy’s with seating 30-customers and a drive through is being proposed for 160 Bank Street adjacent to Walgreen’s and not far from Allen’s Plumbing Supplies..

Sacco was before the commission because a portion of the land abuts the Little River.

The commission unanimously agreed to accept the application and will now instruct the Bryan Nesteriak town engineer to review the proposed storm and waste water disposal plan.

“I’m personally excited that Wendy’s is considering Seymour,” said Paul Wetowicz, the commission’s chairman.

Opportunity, LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan is submitting a site plan to the Planning and Zoning Commission which probably will be accepted during their October 11. That commission headed by Joseph Ziehl is expected to schedule a November public hearing on the project.

The proposed site is a former quarry, according to Sacco. Previously a bank and a coffee shop were approved for it but those plans never developed.

“The site is already leveled and cleared,” said Sacco. “There should be no additional impact. We are trying to avoid any blasting but we may have to use jack hammers to drill through rock for the foundation.”

If all goes well Sacco said construction could begin next year.

Should that happen, Wendy’s will compete with the iconic McDonald’s on Route 67. That restaurant just reopened after undergoing a $450,000 renovation that had closed it since August.

And just above the proposed Wendy’s are plans to build 10 single family townhouses on George Street in a development called Oak Ridge which is being built by Blakeman Construction LLC.

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