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As Nesconset Launches Sonic Battle, Nassau Neighbor in Similar Skirmish

Locals in East Meadow have largely backed a proposal for the restaurant there, but the town has not been a fan.

Nesconset residents are gearing up to , nearby the bustling Smith Haven Mall. They worry the business will add more congestion to a residential area and have aired concerns over the location the chain is eyeing given how many other plots are available in non-residential areas.

But while this local saga is just beginning, locals in Nassau County's East Meadow are towards the end of their own Sonic boom, where fans are waiting for the Town of Hempstead to either green light or nix the plans altogether.

Since Smithtown-area locals are likely going to go through the same events, we thought we'd share some of the coverage from our East Meadow Patch, where we've been on top of the latest Sonic News.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

After months of speculation into whether the popular fast food chain Sonic would plant roots in East Meadow, Hempstead Town officials have confirmed that building permits have been filed.

Thursday, January 26

The proposed East Meadow based Sonic Drive-In will once again have to wait for its day in front of the Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals.

Thursday, February 2

A flier has been passed around East Meadow to try and dissuade locals from supporting the impending arrival of Sonic, the popular fast food chain that's yet to open its doors in Nassau.

Friday, March 16

Many East Meadow residents are upset regarding the Hempstead Town Board of Zoning Appeals' decision to reject the application for Sonic Drive-in at 1900 Hempstead Turnpike.

Thursday, March 22

Spencer Hart has yet to make a decision regarding his next move when it comes to bringing Sonic to East Meadow, according to his attorney William Cohn.

Monday, March 26

Concerns with parking, traffic and the proximity to local bars were the main problems.

Tuesday, April 24

As the Sonic in North Babylon celebrates its one-year anniversary on Wednesday, franchise owner Spencer Hart has yet to decide what to do in regards to the East Meadow property.

Thursday, June 21

The waiting game continues, as East Meadow residents continue to wonder whether Sonic Drive-in will eventually arrive in the community.

Seashell July 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Poll Long Islanders. We overwbelmingly want Sonic. And Dairy Queen.
Nesconset Mommy July 17, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Not all long islanders want another fatty fast food joint. Especially in our backyards. So speak for yourself seashell.
Nesconset Dude July 17, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Yes, but include in that poll if it's okay to build Sonic and Dairy Queen to build in their back yard, or in an already overcrowded location, etc.
Seashell July 21, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I DIDN'T HEAR A PEEP WHEN CHECKERS WENT UP AROUND THE CORNER. SAVE SONIC.

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