The Chatham Borough Planning Board plans to hear an application from Berkeley Business Concepts, LLC to place a new frozen yogurt shop in a storefront at the intersection of Main Street and Center Street.
According to Chatham Borough Engineer Vincent J. DeNave, the application will need a parking variance if they wish to have seating for more than six customers. A full site plan is required for the application, DeNave said at the April 18 Planning Board meeting.
The storefront, located at 258 Main St., is next to and across from , in the heart of downtown Chatham. a women's clothing and accessory store, used to be in the space, but it has been empty since 2010.
The space has recently been renovated in anticipation of a new business coming in, though the renovations are not related specifically to the frozen yogurt shop, DeNave said. New floors and walls have been installed, and the space has been painted.
The board approved an application from the Chicago-based , but by December 2011 the company ceased construction and backed out of their plans to move into the storefront.
This is the first application to fill the space since Homemade Pizza Co.'s application was approved.