On Wednesday, the developers behind the proposed Whole Foods in Brighton announced that they’re scrapping plans to also bring a Chick-fil-A to the area.
Danny Daniele is again blaming the cancellation on Wegmans, which he has accused of holding up the launch of Whole Foods.
Wegmans and residents have expressed concern to the town of Brighton that the development will bring too much traffic to the already heavily congested stretch of Monroe Avenue between Pittsford Plaza and I-590 in Brighton.
Daniele said it would take too long, and be too expensive for them to attempt to obtain the necessary approvals and permits.
Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle says they never received an application from the developers for a Chick-fil-A, and they didn’t know until this announcement that the Danieles had these plans.
Daniele also alluded to the fact that Chick-fil-A is looking into building a Henrietta location. When asked for comment, he said it’s known in the development community that they’ve picked a site, but the location is not public.
Henrietta Town Supervisor Jack Moore declined to comment.
In a statement, Wegmans said, “We sent a letter to the Town of Brighton in May 2016 to share our concerns about traffic…period. Why the developer, eight months later, would single out Wegmans when hundreds of residents and other businesses have been expressing these same concerns is perplexing.”
We’ve also reached out to the Chick-fil-A for comment, but have not heard back yet.