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Walnut Creek Residents Reject Proposed In-N-Out Burger

Live 105, April 11, 2017 7:07 PM

 

A Bay Area city refusing to have their own In-N-Out Burger? It’s true. Walnut Creek residents are mostly opposed to adding a combination In-N-Out and drive-thru only Starbucks at the corner of 2nd Avenue and North Main Street. It’s not so much the In-N-Out itself they oppose as it is the traffic congestion and noise it would cause.

 

The proposed location would be only the second in Central Contra Costa County. Currently, the closest In-N-Out to Walnut Creek is in Pleasant Hill. Otherwise, you’ve got to trek to San Ramon, Pinole, or Pittsburg for a double-double.

The residents of Walnut Creek will have several opportunities to voice their concerns at up to four public hearings.

 

A second In-N-Out was planned for nearby Pleasant Hill several years ago, but scrapped after public opposition. For more on the proposed combination In-N-Out/Starbucks in Walnut Creek head to the East Bay Times.

 

UPDATE: Developers have rescinded their application for this In-N-Out citing that neighbors are having real concerns & anxiety over the proposed location.

 

Petitions regarding this In-N-Out on change.org also show the city not wanting it. 728 have signed the one to keep it out, while only 83 people have signed one asking for it to be built.

 

 

In-N-Out Burger drops plans for
second Pleasant Hill restaurant
By Bay Area News Group, June 14, 2013 at 4:49 pm

PLEASANT HILL — Fans of In-N-Out Burger will have to make do with just one location in Pleasant Hill.

 

The popular fast-food chain has withdrawn its application to build a 3,500-square-foot restaurant with a drive-through lane and outdoor seating on a vacant 1-acre parcel on North Main Street along the border of Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek.

 

Shortly after In-N-Out submitted its development application in February 2010, the company faced strong opposition from a vocal group of Walnut Creek residents who believed the restaurant would bring traffic, noise and other nuisances to their neighborhood.

 

Those critics said the plan didn’t include enough parking, and they worried that customers would take a shortcut through the narrow side streets behind the site to reach the opposite side of Interstate 680.

 

To appease opponents, In-N-Out reduced the size of the restaurant and removed eight of the proposed outdoor seats. The revised development plan also moved the building, drive-thru lane, menu board and speaker farther from the houses directly behind the site. But In-N-Out balked at a long list of conditions the city proposed in fall 2011, including steps the company would have to take to prevent customers from parking on residential side streets. The In-N-Out on Contra Costa Boulevard opened in May 2012 and immediately drew large crowds.

 

 

Updated January 11, 2018 | Website Administrator – Charles Drew