While potential customers of a rumored East Meadow-based Sonic continue to wait for regarding whether or not the popular eatery will come to East Meadow, one Sonic official told Patch that a decision is expected soon.
Bob Fanelli, who's the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Sonic in North Babylon, sent Patch an email Monday after we inquired on the happenings regarding the at 1900 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow.
"We are still in the evaluating of our options stage," Fanelli said. "We should have a plan soon."
Sonic Franchisee Spencer Hart hoped to bring the popular burger joint to the space formerly occupied by Rita's Ices, but his proposal by the Hempstead Town Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).
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Hart was seeking approval for eight variance applications at 1900 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow. These included 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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