HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The opening of a quick meals outlet on Windward Oahu on Saturday introduced blessings, hungry prospects and protesters.
Group members lined the sidewalks resulting in Wendy’s on Kailua Drive, asking the franchise proprietor, Cotti Meals, to make good on his promise to construct a wall separating the property from neighboring houses.
Cotti Meals mentioned a number of weeks in the past that they hoped to construct a wall in time for the opening, however neighbors mentioned permits to take action haven’t but been submitted.
Additionally, they produce other issues about what that wall will seem like.
“We now have been asking Wendy’s to place up a wall to separate the industrial and residential communities, they usually have made ploys to faux to make a wall, however the actuality is that they intend to depart the again open,” mentioned Ben Rowe, a Kailua resident.
“What worries me is that they’ve invested in a concrete walkway and strips for a crosswalk, so that they clearly intend to depart an area on that wall,” mentioned Consultant Lisa Marten.
“The hole means they’re utilizing this beforehand quiet residential neighborhood as a part of their industrial parking zone.”
A Cotti Meals consultant mentioned they continue to be dedicated to constructing a wall, however mentioned the present zoning would scale back parking spots on their lot if one is constructed and that prospects can be compelled to park on the road.
The corporate mentioned they’re in talks with town for a re-zoning approval and can apply for a constructing allow to start when that’s resolved.
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