is facing concerns from neighbors who spoke up about potential loitering and other issues that may arise.
The shop has signed a lease for the former Balance location at 5 E. Highland Ave. Since then, at a recent Development Review Committee meeting of the Chestnut Hill Community Association, neighbors have brought up parking, trash, and loitering, and the impact of new business on these concerns.
“There’s been a controversy discussing whether or not they want it,” said Laurie Wightman, retail recruiter for Chestnut Hill.
But Wightman has confidence that all will work out in the end for Chill.
“I think it’s going to be a fabulous addition to the area. And a lot of local business owners are backing it. There is a lot of support and I’m confident it will open,” she said.
In the meantime, Chill on the Hill will go through of the CHCA to have the concerns addressed and come up with possible solutions to the issues being raised.
Parking concerns will be discussed at the Sept. 6 Traffic, Transportation and Parking committee meeting. Neighbor concerns will be discussed at the Land Use, Planning and Zoning committee meeting, also Sept. 6. And at the Sept. 10 Streetscape Committee meeting, signage for the shop will be discussed.