Debate continues over proposed restaurant for Magnolia Boulevard property as neighbors site traffic concerns.DOWNTOWN BURBANK -- A new restaurant beats a gun shop when it comes to what kind of business should be housed in a Magnolia Boulevard property, the property's owner said Tuesday, appealing to the City Council to allow a California Chicken Café to open.
But by press time, the council had not made a decision, instead listening to owners and residents in the area, many who are opposed to the project because of lack of parking. They argue that there were enough restaurants already on that stretch of Magnolia Boulevard.
At stake on Tuesday was a reversal of a Planning Board decision, recommending approval of the restaurant.
But Bill Belshay, who owns the building with his wife, Leni, said he had turned down other possible tenants because the city preferred a restaurant at that site.