EDITOR'S NOTE: Amid Krystal stalemate, jobs are uncertain

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM.

Crestview residents have responded to the City Council’s inaction following a fast food restaurant developer’s request for tax relief.

The result among our readers is clear: Crestview wants Krystal back.

Our second most talked about report last week — on the restaurant’s construction being “in jeopardy” — drew often-harsh criticisms directed at anyone threatening the project’s progress.  

However, the topic of who put the project on pause is debatable.

City leaders on April 8 unanimously approved locating the restaurant on State Road 85 across from Dunkin’ Donuts.

Developers then said a 1,700-square-foot eatery — to open before August — would employ some 30 workers on the 1-acre site. Long-term plans included a 3,000-square-foot retail building across the parking lot.

Nevertheless, developers a month later expressed concern about a Florida Department of Transportation mandate that requires the restaurant’s owners to pay for turn lanes to the eatery.

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