Cedar Lane Walgreens Developer Seeks Public Input
Proposed pharmacy could replace Louie's and two other Cedar Lane properties. Public meeting scheduled for Thursday night.
The developer seeking to build a Walgreens on Cedar Lane will hold a public meeting Thursday night to share details of the project and gather community input, a representative said today.
The pharmacy is planned in place of three adjacent properties, including the shuttered Louie's diner and a corner gas station at Cedar Lane and Elm Avenue.
"We think we have an excellent application that will revitalize Cedar Lane," said Victor Herlinsky, an attorney representing the project.
Plans call for the Walgreens to include a drive-through, and Herlinsky said additional details would be shared at the meeting.
If built, Walgreens would become the third drug store in the immediate area. Another Walgreens store on Cedar Lane closed and is now a supermarket.
"We've done the market analysis that shows this Walgreens can be successful," Herlinsky said.
Some residents have balked at the prospect of a chain store replacing Louie's, a fixture in Teaneck for decades. The diner closed shortly after the historic Cedar Lane Cinemas shut down and left merchants worried about the future of the town's large shopping district.
The Teaneck zoning board is set to hear the Walgreens application Feb. 21.
"Before we go into the board we always like to have community input," Herlinsky told Patch. "I come to the approval process with an open ear."
Thursday's meeting will be held at the Richard Rodda Community Center at 250 Colonial Court. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
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