Plan for meals truck park at former Exeter Twp.  Sheetz is withdrawn |  Berk’s Regional Information

Plan for meals truck park at former Exeter Twp. Sheetz is withdrawn | Berk’s Regional Information

EXETER TWP., Pa. – An space businessman has withdrawn his proposal to place a meals truck park on the location of the previous Sheetz comfort retailer and fuel station on Route 422 East.

Hamid Chaudhry stated township necessities for the proposal rendered it “not possible.”

Chaudhry stated the plan, which he proposed to the township Planning Fee in April, would have put 10 meals vans from whom he had commitments on the lot of the previous comfort retailer at 6600 Perkiomen Avenue.

They might have operated largely evenings – 4 to eight pm or 4 to 10 pm on weekends.

“As a result of [a place like that] is fitted to the evenings—grab-and-go dinner,” Chaudhry stated. “It would not be a hangout – I personal 5 and a half acres of land.

Sheetz vacated the property in 2019 for one more property close to Neversink Street within the township.

However Chaudhry stated “the issue was [the food truck park concept] was a brand new thought for the township, and the township couldn’t put it in any [zoning] class.”

So, Chaudhry stated, Exeter needed to present him a six-month allow for the meals truck park.

“You do not spend a half-million {dollars} with a six-month allow,” Chaudhry stated. “Exeter is anxious in regards to the security of the folks within the township, which I perceive and respect. It simply wasn’t well worth the effort and the cash.

“It was going to be one thing distinctive to Berks County which we’ve not had. However different cities have it.”

Chaudhry stated he now has leased the location to a tenant who needs “to run a comfort retailer and a fuel station” on the location.

“So why not?” Chaudhry stated. As a result of the location is already accredited for that use, “now the township would not have a say in it. It already was a comfort retailer/fuel station, and it appears the brand new man could be going with that.

“I want new house owners of the enterprise luck with no matter they resolve to do with the property for subsequent 10-15 years,” Chaudhry stated on his Fb web page.

He stated he retained the rights to place up one thing else on the remaining 3 acres of the location.

After shopping for the property, Chaudhry stated in 2021 that he was contemplating a farmer’s market on the website. Chaudhry owns Shillington Farmers Market on South Summit Avenue in Cumru Township.

“I’m sorry to tell my associates and effectively wishers in Berks county that my meals truck park thought didn’t work out at the very least for subsequent couple years,” he stated Wednesday on Fb. “I didn’t discover myself motivated sufficient to satisfy Exeter township’s necessities throughout these unsure financial instances to open up a meals truck park.”

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