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Chick-Fil-A Gets Approval to Build in Brick

Odor issue was last concern before construction could begin

The Brick Township Planning Board quickly resolved the last remaining issue before Chick-Fil-A would be allowed to begin building its location in the township.

The fast food chain has been long seeking to build a location at 520 Route 70, adjacent to the Lowe's Home Improvement store. The board approved the restaurant's construction in late 2011 but the chain's representatives were required to come in one last time for a discussion on the building's odor control, as required in a resolution approving its construction.

"Chick-Fil-A has about 1,700 restaurants, and none of them have ever had a problem with odor," said Timothy M. Prime, a Mount Laurel-based attorney who represented the restaurant chain before the board.

Prime said the restaurant's kitchen would include hoods over its equipment with state of the art filters. He also said there would be no open flame cooking which would produce exhaust smoke.

"We don't believe it will be a problem," said Prime, who warned further delays could jeopardize the project.

"If this store is not under construction soon, it's not going to make it on this year's build list, and we don't know what would happen after that," he said.

Board attorney Joseph Coronato suggested the board grant the chain administrative approval to begin construction, but stipulate that if there are any odor issues, the board would reserve the right to enforce further regulations.

"At some point of time if there is an odor, the applicant would have to come back within 30 days to address the issue," said Coronato.

The board, after Prime's assurance and advice from Coronato, unanimously approved the project.

proudnot2bliberal April 02, 2013 at 02:17 AM
again as I stated earlier Im not from NJ & not a native of Brick BUT I do remember at my 1st job here some schmuck form North Jersey referring to the area as the "sticks' BUT again lets not let FACST like the Brick/TR area (76,000 & 86,000 per 2000 census) has the 5th highest combined pop in NJ But since its not all concentrated on 8 city blocks of hell its the sticks....Just for a reference the town I was born & raised in had just lost its official " small town" designation (over 15k people per 2000 census) just before I moved here & the areas in NC & SC most of the people are fleeing too are much smaller than Brick. So its just ignorance of the so called elitists (aka rich biatch & eggheads) calling Brick bricktuckey Brick is mostly a blue-collar working mans town. Now as for the complaints about the chains vs local establishments there are good & bad in both some local places peep rave about I have been under impressed & disappointed in. Down south you cant get near a CFA during lunch/dinner
don ehlers April 22, 2013 at 11:34 PM
to each his own
don ehlers April 22, 2013 at 11:35 PM
so what chic fil a is more healthy than mickey d
don ehlers April 22, 2013 at 11:40 PM
yesssssss
don ehlers April 22, 2013 at 11:42 PM
this town went to hell long before him .they are all out for themselves not the people and the dem acrats are even worse

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