Friday, December 3, 2010

DHA Discusses Chick-fil-A & Kroger

The Dunwoody Homeowners' Association meets 7:30 pm this Sunday night in Room 4 of the Cultural Arts Center (next to the library) and among the hot-button issues:  Chick-fil-A's interest in opening a restaurant in Williamsburg, and renovation of the Georgetown Kroger.  Representatives from each will be on hand to answer questions.
If you've never been to a DHA meeting, the public is invited and it is interactive.  This is your chance to voice an opinion on Chick-fil-A.  As for my opinion, I think Chick-fil-A would be a great addition, replacing the old Blockbuster across from the vacant Ace Hardware.  The problem is the shopping center is not zoned for a drive-thru, and if an exception is made for Chick-fil-A it opens up Pandora's Box for a whole lot of businesses that many of us would not like to see, not only at this location but other locations throughout Dunwoody. 
As for the vacant Ace Hardware, Kroger owns the lease on the property and is being very careful about picking a tenant.  Trader Joe's would love to have the spot, but Kroger is not about to let a competitor occupy it.  Both Dollar General and Goodwill also wanted to open a store there, but public opinion shot that down in a hurry.
Click on the photo below to see the DHA's agenda for Sunday night's meeting.


Bob Lundsten said...

Once again Bob, if this were a Taco Bell, there would be no community support.
You can not zone a property because you like the user.
The site is too small, they cannot meet the parking requirement. They are also going to be seeking variances to get the property built out.
Bad idea and devestating to the Comp Plan we just passed.

John Heneghan said...

Bob, I obtained and posted the various applications that may be discussed on Sunday.

Click Here for details.