Schlotzsky’s is returning to Seguin

By Bob Thaxton

SEGUIN – A restaurant whose name is familiar to local diners will soon be making a comeback.

Remodeling is under way at 330 N. 123 Bypass where a new Schlotzsky’s restaurant will open later this year.

“We had Schlotzsky’s for 10 years at that spot,” said Kenneth King of King Properties, owner of the location.

He said the new Schlotzsky’s will be operated by a different franchisee than the person who previously had the local franchise.

“We’ve already redone the parking lot,” King said. Enlarging the building is under way, and there still will need to be interior renovation.

Although the building once housed a Schlotzsky’s, it more recently was used as a cell phone store.

Asked when the new Schlotzsky’s is expected to open, King said he hadn’t heard the operator’s timetable, but he expects the building to be ready by November.

“We’re looking forward to it,” King said.

King Properties’ request for a setback variance for the remodeling project had been on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting of the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment, but the request was pulled from the agenda.

Planning Director Don Smith said that when they began preparing the staff report on the request it was determined that a setback variance was not needed.

In other business Thursday, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a request to reduce the front setback requirement and to reduce the number of required parking spaces for a medical office building to be constructed at 520 E. Donegan St.

The applicant, Dr. Robert P. Stephens, plans to remove a manufactured building currently on the site and to build a two-story, 1,785-square-foot office building to house his pediatric practice.

Dr. Stephens asked to reduce the front setback from 20 feet to two feet and to reduce the number of required parking spaces from three per exam room to two per exam room.

“Right now, the (manufactured) building sits on the property line,” Smith said, explaining that the property’s previous owner had been allowed to encroach on city right-of-way.

Smith indicated that a 20-foot setback requirement was not practical. “Any use of that property would be limited greatly,” he said.

City staff recommended approval of the request with a condition being that if the medical office building later was sold then new owner would be required to reapply for a variance from parking space requirements.

Source: Seguin Gazette

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