New Restaurant is Proposed for Route 35 in Hazlet

Hazlet's Land Use Board will hold a public hearing on an application to build a one-story restaurant at the former Lone Star Steakhouse location.

The Med-Express at Route 35 South is on a 3-acre lot on Route 35 South in Hazlet.
The Med-Express at Route 35 South is on a 3-acre lot on Route 35 South in Hazlet.
The owners of the new Med-Express medical office on Route 35 in Hazlet, near the Village Court office condominiums, are coming before the township's Land Use Board on July 17 to seek approvals to build a restaurant on the site. 

Just what kind of restaurant it would be is "undefined," said Marc D. Policastro, the lawyer representing applicant Defined Alliance, LLC. 

The proposal is to add a 14,646 square foot restaurant addition to the existing 5,715 square foot Med-Express office, located on 3 acres on Route 35 South. The site formerly was the approximate location for the Lone Star Steakhouse, but after the restaurant closed the property sat vacant for many years. 

The applicant is seeking preliminary and final major site plan approval as well as bulk variance relief for driving, parking and driveway issues. The site is in the Business Highway Zone. 

KarBach July 05, 2014 at 05:13 PM
A Red Robin would be nice!
Christine Parker July 06, 2014 at 08:29 AM
Chipotle please...
Lea G July 06, 2014 at 10:39 AM
Yuk! who wants to eat at a restaurant within arms length of sick people! Come on already...
Jeff July 09, 2014 at 09:28 PM
"Approximate site of the Lone Star"? No, it's the EXACT site of the Lone Star. And why build another structure on the site, when there are plenty of vacant sites already ON 35? Also might be nice if they actually figure out what type of restaurant it will be BEFORE seeking approval. Hazlet needs another Italian place like a hole in the head. No way should they get a variance for any of that stuff...
Peggy A. Sheehan July 09, 2014 at 10:17 PM
no more chains


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