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Signs are a Go for Buffalo Wild Wings

The Zoning Hearing Board gives the restaurant permission to erect two signs on the former Hollywood Video.

The Cranberry Township Zoning Hearing Board saw the sign – and it read Buffalo Wild Wings.

At Monday’s meeting, the board approved a second sign for the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant under construction at the former Hollywood Video in the Cranberry Shoppes shopping plaza, located at the intersection of Route 19 and .

Under township ordinance, businesses located within a shopping center are permitted only one sign each on the building.

Because the Buffalo Wild Wings occupies a corner space at the plaza, the board will allow a sign on the front of the building, which faces Route 19, as well as another on the side of the building, which faces Old Freedom Road.

Jeff Musher, the township’s code enforcement officer, said the maximum size permitted for a sign located on a business within a shopping center is 120 square feet.

The sign on the front of the Buffalo Wild Wings, which had been under construction since December, is 68 square feet – 52 square feet less than the maximum footage permitted by township ordinance.

Declaring that the restaurant has two frontages because it faces two heavily traveled roads, the board gave the restaurant permission to erect a sign no more than 52 square feet in size on the side of the building that faces Old Freedom Road.

Combined, the two signs will not take up more than the 120 square feet permitted by the township.

This is not the first variance requested by Buffalo Wild Wings. In September, the zoning board gave approval for the restaurant to build a covered side patio.

Glenn Remus, director of real estate for Buffalo Wild Wings, said he was pleased by the decision. The restaurant, he added, tentatively is set to open in early March.

“It will be just in time for March Madness,” he said.

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