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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A downtown Albany business man is a step closer to expanding into Northwest Albany. Riverfront Barbeque is one of downtown Albany's success stories.

In the two years since it opened, there has been so much traffic that owner Dale Saunders has expanded his Broad Avenue location twice. Now, he's looking to open a restaurant in Northwest Albany.

In the interim, he hopes to operate a mobile restaurant in the old Office Max parking lot on Westover Boulevard near the mall.

Earlier this month, the planning commission voted to allow a zoning change which would permit the mobile restaurant. Two planning commission members voted against it, though.

Russell Arnold and Aaron Johnson expressed concerns about trash and sewage problems, as well as the appearance of the mobile facility and the lack of restroom facilities for patrons.

Saunders says he's hopeful that the city commission will approve his zoning request next week so he can go ahead with his plans to open the location.

"Naturally, I don't want to do anything to hurt our city or to create an eyesore, but I don't believe myself it's an eyesore," said Dale Saunders. "I mean it's a $40,000 mobile kitchen, so I don't think it's an eyesore."

The city commission will take final action on the zoning request next Tuesday, the 26th, at their regular meeting. If it's approved, he hopes to open the mobile restaurant next month.

 

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