The Bean Box might open a new location, this one in Utica.
On Thursday, the Utica Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of petitions by Chris and Ann Duffy, who want to place an airstream-style trailer across from the village police department for a driveup and walkup coffee service.
A binding vote is pending before the Utica Village Board.
“Ideally, we’d like to have it open all year,” Chris Duffy told the Planning Commission.
He said that the business will include some pre-packaged snacks – there will be no food preparation on-site – and customers typically will be in and out within two minutes.
Planning commissioners generally endorsed the plans, although Bill Zens said there would have to be dedicated parking spaces to avoid traffic backup onto Route 178. The operators also must properly dispose of wastewater.
Separately, James and Sabrina Didricksen withdrew their petition for the rezoning of their property at 302 W. Lincoln St.
James Didricksen said he might revisit his plans for a bicycle rental business, including food service, after commissioners discussed multiple concerns about traffic flow, infrastructure and fire safety.