The Bellmawr Zoning Board unanimously voted to approve, with conditions, the site plan for the new Royal Farms that will take shape at the old Walgreens on the corner of Browning Road and Black Horse Pike.
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Tuesday night’s meeting lasted for over two hours and the Board heard testimony from several witnesses.
Highlights from the testimony:
Royal Farms will be looking to add 40-50 jobs, with benefits, and hiring preference will be given to local residents.
Royal Farms will be open 24/7 and will offer its guests both indoor and outdoor seating, with 14 tables inside and 8 outside.
With the exception of the fuel trucks, deliveries to the store will be from box trucks during non-peak hours.
Several residents expressed concerns about a proposed driveway that will be added on Walnut Avenue. Primary concerns involved headlights shining in windows and additional traffic, trash, and noise. Regarding the driveway, Royal Farms will look into relocating the driveway closer to the Black Horse Pike.
There was a question about Royal Farms signage potentially blocking Cundiff Oil’s sign on the Black Horse Pike. Royal Farms will reach out to Cundiff Oil regarding sign placement and size.
SJO will provide additional updates on the progress of the new Royal Farms as information becomes available.