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Safety Issues Continue to Arise Over Starbucks Drive-Through

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Ridgewood NJ, residents voice concern about almost getting hit by cars crossing double line to go into Starbucks Drive-Through on Franklin Avenue.

It is dangerous ,it is not only dangerous walking but dangerous for cars coming the opposite way . Traffic will only get worse after the high density housing is completed at the former Ken Smith site.

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Reader says I see the sign every day as I drive up Franklin and it says ” Town Garage”! can the message be any clearer?

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The old town garage site which is in the process of being remediated due to gasoline and dry cleaning contaminants is the perfect place for a new garage if it is deemed needed. It is in the center of town baking it useful to employees, shoppers, diners and commuters. Franklin Avenue is in desperate need of a makeover. It is a wide much used street and could fit in quite nicely. In 2008 aproposal was made to put in apartments over some shops and a garage with a small park ( trees and a bench or two) on the Franklin Avenue side. At the time the developer would have done the cleanup.

Tanks have been removed already There is 900,000 dollars in the budget for cleanup and the DEP is coming in March to test soils in the area

It is now 2017, we are doing the remaining cleanup and could own the entire area with minimum difficulty. Now we have an asset and would be in control of how we develop it. An enviable position to be in and a much better spot than the Hudson Street location which is a narrow street, across from a church and could have a negative impact on small businesses in the area. I see the sign every day as I drive up Franklin and it says ” Town Garage”! can the message be any clearer?