PORT CHESTER, N.Y. - The Village of Port Chester's Planning Commission addressed fifteen cases at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at the Port Chester Senior Center on Tuesday night.
Among the principal issues discussed was the relocation of Cousin Frankies restaurant from 110 Adee Street to 160 North Main Street. Cousin Frankies, an all-American grill, bills itself as a place to "good time and good food in an All-American atmosphere that makes you feel like family".
According to owner and head chef Frank Blasi, the eatery is looking to re-open at a more central location after being shut down by a fire. The building Blasi is looking to set up shop in is formerly the Cablevision building, and is owned by Jeffrey White.
"I've made (the building) look significantly better," White said to the commission, "and I've already obtained the COO".
The agencies biggest concern was whether or not Blasi's restauarant would disturb the area by playing loud music or being open until 4 a.m.
"It's basically the same operation," Blasi said. "We are just trying to move it."
The only projected change is the restaurant plans to stay open to around 6:30 p.m., approximately three hours later than usual. Blasi cited an effort to capture the dinner crowd as the main reason for the change.
There's nothing of great difficulty that needs to be accomplished, but work needs to be done," said consultant Dolph Rothfell of Dolph Rothfell Engineering.
To the disappointment of both White and Blasi, the Commission motioned to vote on the final site plan at next month's January 30th meeting.
Another case was the conversion of 64 Merritt Street, formerly Giorgio's restaurant, into office space. The applicant proposed no changes to site plan and building footprint, and the commission only expressed that the applicant reconsider the curb cuts of the property.
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