The final say on the Whataburger at Arboretum Village has been postponed until the Nov. 10 Dallas City Council meeting.

Whataburger is seeking to operate a drive-thru restaurant operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At the Council’s meeting Wednesday, Whataburger’s representative asked for the deferral, and the Council obliged unanimously.

At the May 20 meeting of the City Plan Commission, Whataburger squeaked by with a 6-5 vote approving their application.

During the public hearing at the Council meeting, two neighbors spoke against the termination of the deed restrictions that would allow Whataburger to operate the drive-thru. Angie Clark and Mike DeGroot, who live on nearby Wildgrove and Coronado, respectively, are not opposed to the hamburgers or French fries but to the drive-thru and 24/7 operating hours. Clark challenged Whataburger to “design a unique location without a drive-thru.”

The real estate near the tortured 3G intersection is in Council member Paula Blackmon’s district. Blackmon made the motion in favor of postponing the final vote until November, citing “issues with the traffic study” and the need to work out the deed restrictions, which she hopes will be completed within two weeks. All council members present voted in support of waiting until the next meeting.

Sounds like there is a deal to be made. We’ll find out on Nov. 10.


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