Andy’s Frozen Custard is one step closer to becoming a reality in Kirkwood after the city’s planning and zoning commission voted unanimously in favor of the development at their Jan. 2 meeting.
The petitioner of the development, Greg Anderson of Ozark Custard LLC, plans demolish the former Long John Silver’s Restaurant building at 311 South Kirkwood Rd. to build the new Andy’s Frozen Custard. The building has been vacant since 2006.
The new, 1600 square feet store will employ approximately 25 people, mostly part-time positions, according to a planning and zoning report.
Some of the features of the store will include a drive-thru and outdoor seating.
The planning and zoning commission made 19 recommendations for the project as a condition for approval. Among the recommendations, the developer will need to replace and re-stripe the parking lot to city standards as well as removing and replacing the current light fixtures.
Before seeking the approval of the city council, the developer must also obtain a variance from the board of adjustment because the lot does not meet the minimum size requirement of one acre.
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