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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.

mineeeemoh February 15, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Do they belong to that church?
Bricktown Lew February 15, 2013 at 02:58 PM
More grazing for the "sheeple" of this town. Their shepherds are the fast food chains.
Bricktown Lew February 15, 2013 at 03:00 PM
That is the Brick-Tucky way! Heee-haw!!
Andy Pat February 15, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Bricktucky is an expression for a single demographic slice of our community. It is easier for some to stereotype the entire town as undereducated, culturally backward, country bumpkins. Of course this is far from the truth. The people of Brick are a much more diverse demographic. I have seen similar attitudes over my 55 years in Brick. In my youth we people who moved to Brick from North Jersey viewed the Pineys this way. This was wrong and I have grown up. For those who repeatedly like to slur their own town let me just say it reflects more on those hurling the insult than on the intended recipients. As for another fast food chicken joint, let the people vote with their feet and their dollars.
Jack Miller February 15, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Yep, we're ok in Brick. Anybody remember that little documentary about 40 years ago? Showed a brick family sitting at the kitchen table all drinking bottles of beer, People were in an uproar about it. LOL!
Joe P February 15, 2013 at 06:40 PM
Ok maybe not the highest paying jobs ( although managers for fast food do ok) It will create jobs... would rather see young people & yes ok Iam going to say it... the Immigration to be working THEN NOT working... pay into taxes for all that you are taking...creating business is better then closing them
mineeeemoh February 15, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Does this chicken joint get tax exempt status because of their religion?
mineeeemoh February 15, 2013 at 07:16 PM
So tell me, if they are filing a 990 are they tax exempt?
A Polymath February 15, 2013 at 08:26 PM
KC Wrote cameras monitor our every move at traffic intersections --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nope! That's how the traffic lights control options like left turn lanes, instead of sensors buried under the roadway. Much easier to repair/replace in the event of a malfunction. Who care where you make a turn? Sound a bit PARANOID to me... If you don't have a tinfoil hat yet, here's more fodder for you.... If you have a smart phone, the gov't can know where you are as long as the battery in it is working, if they really cared to, but the likelihood is extremely low. Same deal with EZ Pass . The cops video scan parked cars' license plates for suspected violators in major cities. Anything you buy with a credit card , or whenever you use a grocery store customer card for discounts, or most of the things you do online are recorded , There are 6 trackers on this website alone : adtech, advertising.com, chartbeat, facebook connect, new relic, and twitter button. Check for yourself with Ghostery or another tracker blocker. Lots of personal intrusion out there, the camera-like devices at traffic lights isn't one of them.
Brick rez February 15, 2013 at 09:07 PM
whats the Big deal, you know how many business in Lakewood are tax except???
Bricktown Lew February 15, 2013 at 11:04 PM
We can only hope!
Tine February 16, 2013 at 03:16 AM
Don't forget that we are not only from Bricktucky....we are also considered OTB!!! (Over The Bridge!!) A bunch of Monmouth Realtors started that!
Joseph Woolston Brick February 16, 2013 at 11:49 PM
I had no clue there was a planning board in Brick and I lived here all my life. How do you explain the houses built so close together in the McMansion neighborhoods that you can hear your neighbor fart with the windows closed? Some planning! Are they paid?
Joseph Woolston Brick February 16, 2013 at 11:54 PM
We DO need more fast food places, I want a Golden Coral, a Long John Silvers ( that will go over real big in a town that can catch their own if they want) and a In and Out Burger (actually I'm not being sarcastic about that, In and Out will put all the other burger places in town out of business, they are the best burger place on the planet). and Roy Rodgers ( What" wait didn't I read that's in the plans already?
coolerhead February 17, 2013 at 12:05 AM
This is from twp website. They just decide if the application meets the master plan. Not if it is a good idea as a business decision. The correct parking, traffic flow, set backs and in the correct zone and it is approved. Planning Board Members Planning Board member list. 2013 Revised February 6, 2013 Postition:Name Term Expiration CHAIRMAN: John Catalano 12/16 VICE CHAIRMAN: Joseph Marra12/16 Mayor Stephen Acropolis Mayor's Designee: Dominick Rappoccio 12/13 Councilwoman Susan Lydecker12/13 Skott Burkland12/15 Rocco Palmieri 12/13 Frank Beshears12/13 James A. Coakley 12/13 Shawn Scott12/14 Alternate I: Alternate II:Michael Liloia 12/13 ATTORNEY: Joseph D. Coronato, Esq. ENGINEER: John LeCompte,P.E., Remington, Vernick & Vena MUNICIPAL PLANNER: Michael P. Fowler, AICP SECRETARY: Judith Fox Nelson COURT STENOGRAPHERS: Denise Sweet, LLC
Joseph Woolston Brick February 17, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Like I've stated, I've lived here all my life so I kind of know where sayings about Brick came from, people in towns such as Sea Girt, Manasquan and Point Beach have called Brick, Bricktucky for as long as I can remember. One of my friends was dating a girl from Manasquan and I actually heard her sister say to her. "Your not going out with that boy from Bricktucky are you? Daddy will kill you!" Now a guy from Bricktucky was a hero to his pals if he scored with a Squan Rich Bitch. It's a thing that's been going on for decades and that kiddies ends tonights lesson of Ocean County History.
Joseph Woolston Brick February 17, 2013 at 12:19 AM
I beg your pardon, But I find the Rainbow one hell of a great place to eat, owned by locals (even thought they're Greek) and it's anything but fast food.
Joseph Woolston Brick February 17, 2013 at 12:22 AM
Whole Foods is not what it's all cracked up to be. They have been caught selling "non local" in their stores (like things from China) Whole Foods is supposed to get their food from local farmers or at least American sources.
Joseph Woolston Brick February 17, 2013 at 02:27 AM
Ghost, take my word. Texas is not what it's cracked up to be either. Be sure to learn Spanish before you go.
Joseph Woolston Brick February 17, 2013 at 02:31 AM
By the amount of homes for sale in my area, people aren't waiting for someday, it's now or never. Instead of putting "For Sale" signs on ones property, it may be better to have a "Not For Sale" sign on the property. would be less of a clutter of signs if they did.
Michael Conacchio February 17, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Chick-Fil-A, Brick-Fil-A .... Who cares??? After Flooding THREE Times on my block in less than 30 days here in Brick, I also reject the term 'Bricktucky'. I submit we are now "Brickissippi". Minnows in our bread draws and periscopes on our cars. And with all the chemical pollution in the flood waters, maybe we won't have to raise our houses. We will adapt, and grow Gills!
mineeeemoh February 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM
@ coolerhead. Tight knit group you got there. I tried to get the names from the town sight but the links were broken.
mineeeemoh February 18, 2013 at 12:59 AM
I can't afford to raise my house.
Nate February 18, 2013 at 03:10 AM
When they built Lowes it was approved thet there could be a freestanding store on the property. It just took a long time to have some one intrested in it. All towns chase the tax dollar, if not Brick they would be somewhere close. The stores want to be here becuase Brick is a cross road town. Next to Monmouth county high end towns where they cant build, highway access, parkway access to the barrier islands ( and they will get rebuilt, it's just a matter of time) and close to the more rural ocean county towns. I still remember WoodHaven Lumber where Target is, The Rickel store and the bad condition of Brick Plaza. I do miss the Plaza Grill that was on the backside of Brick Plaza, where Mel's was. I see they finally took down the signs for Mel's since they havent been open for a year. What did happen to them anyway ?? Brick is not a small town anymore, population of 85,000 is large and with comes the stores.
proudnot2bliberal April 02, 2013 at 01:59 AM
RE Brick MOM of 3 you said it The ignorant morons who ruined north jersey & make NJ the butt of all jokes whine & complain about the "good “parts of Nj aka anything south or the rearend aka Raritan river (I refer to it as rearend because that’s what 95% of the people are from north of it are also I also call it staten island west) . My wife & I are amazed when we visit South Jersey & the difference. Fewer jerk off drivers no obnoxious loud mouths or rude morons pushing their way in front of you…. Well except those from up north. You can keep the hell holes of Bayonne & jersey city OBTW Im NOT a native of brick or even Nj but Brick is as far north as I can stand… I cant even deal with Freehold or monmouth mall area too may north jersey jerrkoffs like wahoo & lew
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
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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