Also: Wawa to open this fall.
Long live sushi! That’s the meaning of Sushi 99, a new restaurant in Granada Plaza at 155 E. Granada Blvd. The number 99 stands of “longevity” in Japan.
The Japanese restaurant, which opened March 18, serves lunch and dinner, and the menu includes sashimi, tempura, hibachi steak, avocado roll and teriyaki.
Owners Jimmy Wang and Ron Jiang also own the Sushi 99 in Port Orange. Wang said he noticed that there were no sushi restaurants on the beachside in Ormond Beach and thought the plaza would be a good location.
Wawa announces opening
Construction started on the Wawa store at Granada Pointe the second week of April, and the company is projecting a grand opening in the third quarter of this year, according to Lori Bruce, corporate public relations manager. Granada Pointe is the new development at the corner of West Granada Boulevard and Tomoka Avenue.
Kidds Are First get check
Volusia County Women Who Care alliance presented a $15,000 donation to Kidds Are First, of Ormond Beach, recently. Kidds are First provides a custom, boutique shopping experience to kids within the foster care system. Visit volusiacountywomenwhocare.com.
Storage facility planned for U.S. 1
The Planning Board gave approval for a special exception allowing outdoor storage at a planned Total Comfort business on now vacant land of 11.48 acres at 1345 N. U.S. 1. It will go to the City Commission for a vote on May 21. The property is zoned light industrial.
Phase One of the project will be an RV storage facility on the east side of the property and does not require a special exception. There is a residential area to the north that will be screened with a six-foot landscape buffer and wall.
At a neighborhood meeting, residents questioned if there would be late-night coming and going of equipment, and Planning Director Steven Spraker said it is expected to be minimal.
The residents also questioned water drainage, and were told a reservoir on the property and a drainage system around the perimeter would take care of water concerns.
At the Planning Board meeting, board member Lori Tolland questioned if a six-foot wall is tall enough for a screen, saying other walls at recent developments have been eight and ten-feet tall. Spraker responded that it’s not a commercial area, only RV storage, and staff believes six feet is adequate.
Phase Two will be an office/warehouse building and outdoor storage of equipment related to the air conditioning business and requires a special exception because the outdoor storage will exceed 49% of the building area.
There will be a 36-foot greenbelt buffer along U.S. 1, according to the meeting packet. Also, a building will be between the equipment storage area and North U.S. 1.