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Chill on the Hill Draws Neighbor Concerns

The frozen yogurt shop will be discussed at length at upcoming community meetings.

 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.

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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.

john thain August 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Best of Luck to Chill on the Hill ... you will be great for the community
Frank Castle August 31, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Can't wait for all the frills, thrills, & chills from the new yogurt shop ! Congratulations ! It is a great location for this type of business. Great idea! Anybody worried about the usual nonsense that gets dredged up when someone new wants to open in our neighborhood; relax, parking is not an issue, there are lots and curbs with meters. Peice of cake ! Or should I say Yogurt ! Most of the traffic will be "walkers" strolling with their little ones, couples looking for that cute spot on a first date! Like I said Relax & Chill on the Hill ! Best wishes ! ')

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