A re-working of Spicy Cantina which will see an expansion of its food and bar offerings at the expense of a portion of an existing arcade, has been approved by the borough’s planning board.
The board voted on a resolution memorializing its approval last week. Under the plan, the owners of the Coin Castle arcade property proposed to transform the southeast portion into a fast-food style restaurant and indoor-outdoor bar under the Spicy brand. The business will remain under the same ownership, a partnership between Wayne Cimorelli, Frank Storino and Anthony Storino.
According to planning documents, the project includes an expansion of the front yard and roof overhang setbacks in order to convert the southeast corner of the building from an arcade to a full service restaurant and bar which would have an outdoor covered seating along Webster Avenue. The restaurant will serve “fast food” items such as burgers and snacks.
The business was legally proposed as “Midway Bar,” however Borough Administrator Christopher Vaz said signage would be extended from Spicy Cantina, with which is Coin Castle is connected. The Coin Castle signage will be removed, however the remainder of the arcade would stay in place.