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S’thorne planning commission OKs restaurant expansions

NICOLE FORMOSAsummit daily newsSummit County, CO Colorado

SILVERTHORNE Two restaurants on Silverthorne’s busy Blue River Parkway could grow slightly in size this summer.The owners of Wendy’s Restaurant and the old Summit Chop House restaurant have both applied to expand their existing buildings by about 360 square feet.The town’s planning commission approved both applications this week, and will send them onto the town council for the final decision.Wend Colorado Partnership, which owns the 25-year-old fast-food restaurant, is looking to add 359 square feet onto the existing 4,305-square-foot building, renovate the building’s interior and exterior, and add a new snow-melted drive-thru lane.The Wendy’s has been remodeled several times during its life in Silverthorne, and the owner feels it’s an appropriate time to update again to meet current consumer demands, according to a report prepared by town planner Susan Lee.The planning commission unanimously approved the site plan modification for Wendy’s on Tuesday.Craig Realty Group, which owns the Outlets at Silverthorne and the old Summit Chop House restaurant, is looking to expand that eatery by 362 square feet to allow for three separate tenants to move in. It is also applying for new signs and exterior lighting. No tenants have signed leases yet, but the Outlets is hoping whatever businesses do move in will be able to open this summer, said Outlets manager Rob Goodell.The Outlets purchased the 6,300-square-foot restaurant last year to help expand the number of food options available to shoppers.The planning commission unanimously approved the site plan modification and comprehensive sign plan on Tuesday with the conditions that the Outlets add four handicap parking spaces in the parking lot, reduce the restaurant sign from 71.25 square feet to 60 square feet and provide further detail on lighting.Nicole Formosa can be reached at (970) 668-4629, or at nformosa@summitdaily.com.

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