First Sonic Drive-In Restaurant in Westchester Proposed in Greenburgh

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June 5, 2015

|  by Rick Pezzullo  |

SonicThe first Sonic drive-in restaurant in Westchester County is being proposed on the former site of the Greenburgh Neighborhood Health Center on Route 119.

Representatives of Cinos Riverhead LLC of Harrison met with the Greenburgh Town Board during a work session on May 5 to discuss plans for the national fast food chain, which serves about three million customers a day in 43 states and features carhops on roller skates.

The vacant health center, which relocated to a new building on Knollwood Road, would be demolished to make room for Sonic and its drive-in car stalls. Since a restaurant such as Sonic is currently not permitted in Greenburgh’s UR (Urban Renewal) District, a zoning change by the Town Board to DS (Design Shopping) would be required for the project to move forward.

Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner wholeheartedly expressed his support for Sonic, maintaining it would generate more customers for other businesses on 119, provide job opportunities for youth and bring a popular eatery to town.

“There’s a real need for this. I think this is a really good idea and I’m very excited about it,” Feiner said. “It’s a fun place to get something to eat.”

With more than 3,500 locations throughout the country, Sonic offer burgers, hotdogs, chicken, cheesesteaks, fries, a large variety of drink combinations, burritos, and more. The company’s slogan is “America’s Drive-In.”

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