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Cheektowaga Town Board to revisit proposed Tim Hortons

Plans for a Tim Hortons coffee shop on Dick Road in Cheektowaga that are opposed by some nearby residents will again come up for a vote Monday by the Town Board.

The issue has been percolating since July 5, when the Town Board voted, 4-2, to deny a special-use permit and two variances for the proposed shop at 829 Dick Road, the current site of seafood restaurant Captain’s Cove.

Residents told the board the area has long, northbound traffic backups to the Kensington Expressway during morning rush hour, and a Tim Hortons would make it worse. A traffic study found, however, that the shop would not have an adverse impact on traffic flow.

The July 5 vote came after the board tabled an earlier resolution on the project’s environmental impact assessment. An environmental impact assessment is required before a vote can be taken on a special-use permit, so the proposal is going back before the board for another look.

The Town Board meets at 6:45 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 3301 Broadway.

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