Huntsville may get a new sandwich shop if all goes according to plan.
John Pantaleo, owner of Alberto Salon and Spa at 8 Park Drive, in the vicinity of Huntsville High School and the Canada Summit Centre, was before Huntsville’s planning committee on December 9 asking for a zoning amendment.
The amendment would enable Pantaleo to add a sandwich shop to his property. Pantaleo, via remote access, told committee that there would be no interior seating. “It’s just going to be takeout,” said Pantaleo, adding that it would fulfill a need in the area and service the high school and Canada Summit Centre.
“It’s going to be a basic sandwich shop, as in a hot table and a cold table. We’re not putting a hood in. We don’t want deep fryers or anything like that… very basic, just good wholesome food,” said Pantaleo.
“The approval of this application would permit the conversion of approximately 48m² of the existing [135.8m²] interior building area into a restaurant,” noted municipal planner Curtis Syvret in his report to committee. He also reminded committee that there had already been a restaurant on the property (Riverbend Bistro) prior to 2007.
Huntsville Mayor Karin Terziano wanted to know if there were any parking concerns related to the salon as well as the proposed sandwich shop. Syvret said there is parking to the south of the building and Pantaleo would also have access to municipal property as per an old bylaw that’s still on the books.
Committee approved the amendment. All planning committee approvals must be ratified by council.
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