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Roy Rogers Hearing Set for Tonight

Location proposed to be built at Brick Boulevard and Molly Lane

The Brick Township planning board, on Wednesday night, is set to consider an application by Roy Rogers to construct a restaurant at the corner of Brick Boulevard and Molly Lane.

The application has proved controversial and has been opposed by some residents whose properties neighbor the would-be location, at the northwest corner of the intersection.

A public hearing on the application had been scheduled for Sept. 26, but was carried to tonight's meeting.

In June, representatives for Roy Rogers put forth a revised application to the board. The redesign was intended to relieve many of the apprehensions that board members may have had with the initial design — such as where the customer drive-through and loading areas of the proposed establishment would be.

Planner/Engineer Robert Sive said at the time that the main changes from the initial plan to the second, conceptual plan of the site were the reduction from 3,000 square feet to 2,000 square feet, and the relocation of the drive-through area from the center of the property to the rear of the property.

Attorney Ron Gasiorowski, representing objectors to the project, argued at the time that that the new conceptual plan could not be used by the board to determine the final vote on the application, which prompted the initial delaying of the vote until September.

Kim E October 10, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Ah. They will turn it down, after all it's not a liquor store!
Mike October 10, 2012 at 04:38 PM
So the residents didn't have a problem with the Denny's being there operating 24hours? They would rather see an empty building instead? Give me a break. You people live next a major road (Brick Blvd/Hooper Ave), a giant mini mall with a supermarket and a 24 hour gym. Some people complain for the sake of complaining.
DT October 10, 2012 at 04:56 PM
From the looks of the photos, are they looking to use the old Dennys location or that empty grass covered pad site across the street ??
sunny October 10, 2012 at 05:02 PM
I really Hope its another chain restaurant... enough already ( or drugstore)
Daniel Nee (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 05:27 PM
It's the grassy area across the street on the west side of Brick Boulevard. It's not the old Denny's building.
Joseph Woolston Brick October 10, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I like new businesses coming into Brick, it makes the local economy boom and in theory should lower our property taxes (ha ha ha) BUT I want to see them built on sites that have already been used not on new cleared land, there are so many empty buildings in Brick rotting away, that there is no excuse to clear new land for such projects.
Mike October 10, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Didn't Roy Rogers originally put in an application to replace the old Denny's building? I guess that was shot down so they are trying the vacant land across the street. Sonic applied to use this vacant lot a few years ago, but the old codgers who live behind the lot complained.
John Pine October 10, 2012 at 08:13 PM
With Arby's gone in Brick, the Roy Rogers is a great idea. Cant stomach McDonalds, BK, or Wendys!
Scott Upmal October 10, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Wait... you mean we could have had a Sonic in brick??? I had no idea. I may need to seek medical treatment now... Their burgers are so good...
Brick Ross October 10, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Great! A brick "white castle" Parking lot. Instead of failed Tr rappers we have kids with tight bowl cuts and glossy earrings. I'm surprised the town Isnt behind this.more 24 hour punks means more tickets for the town. Which means more money to pay the cops(great!) Also, while we are at it, during the construction process we can probably see a another big rat! Which will give more attention to unions and the upcoming election. Lets not forget the fact that when it's opened the chaos it will bring inside with all the miserable people around here. Almost like a human zoo. So in that case, for good fast food and human entertainment, I say YES! Ing election
AJ October 10, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Brick Ross Are you on any medications? If not you should be.
Daniel Nee (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 09:23 PM
The Sonic controversy predates Patch, but from what I recall, there were concerns of it becoming a late-night hangout based on some experiences from the Waretown location.
Brick Ross October 10, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Aj. Check it out baby!!!!I'm high on life in brick!
WMS826 October 11, 2012 at 01:25 AM
If someone wants to take an old building over and make it nice or even new then whats the problem. We are chock full of 1970 strip malls that no one wants anymore. The town should foreclose where they can and tear down these structures using public works.
KC October 11, 2012 at 04:52 AM
I can't stand any of them. This town is a junk food magnet.
KC October 11, 2012 at 04:53 AM
The seventies were better days. Especially for Brick Township. IMO of course.
Mike October 11, 2012 at 06:03 AM
Whats the latest on White Castle and Chick-Fil-A ?
Phil October 11, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Brick planning board would never approve any plan that made sense. That's why the town is filled with empty buildings, bankrupt, and half their politicians are in jail.

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