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Zoning Commission Supports Bilda Burger & More

The restaurant is slated to occupy Zeeburger's location in Sherman Village Plaza.


It took about four minutes for the Zoning Commission to lend its support tonight to Michael Cunningham, who is seeking to open at the current location of .

Cunningham told the commission there will be no changes to the inside and outside of the building. Chairman Martin Overton asked if the use Cunningham sought was burger-to-burger.

"[It's] burger for burger, dog for dog," Cunningham said.

Commissioners agreed to authorize the zoning enforcement office to issue a permit for .

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anabella maia April 11, 2012 at 01:53 AM
what zoning laws do woodbury have that would require Bilda burger to be present at the zoning meeting? building regulations/signage? curious as I'm not aware of what they may be...
Jaimie Cura (Editor) April 11, 2012 at 01:56 AM
An active conversation on our Facebook page and some varied opinions: Jodie Fanning Johnson says: "Good bye Zee burger. Too pricey and left hungry. Rip off." Michael Berecz says: "I like the quality and that the ingredients were local. Supporting local farms .. it maybe pricey for some. .. but u get what u pay for sometimes." https://www.facebook.com/WoodMiddPatch
Henry Bissonnette April 11, 2012 at 02:19 AM
I drove by yesterday and the sign said Zeeburger. Later on, I saw an ad on tv that advetized a burger at Friendlies, of all places, for $6. I remembered that I could get my absolute favorite, grass fed, etc., etc., juicy Lucy blue cheese burger at Carole's Z for $7, and decided to go there this week. So what did I miss? And what has Mike Cunningham, who decided to take over and commercialize the Earth Day Festival to put money in his pockets, yet doing? For many years New Morning has hosted its vendors but also all without charge its local non-profit, volunteer organizations to bring their services to the townspeople. Members of these organizations not only work many hours for the town and the area, but contribute their own money to support their endeavors. I can't remember how long New Morning has been hosting this event. I know that since 2005 I brought the resources of a volunteer, community oriented state agency (UConn Extension Office) to the event, and every year our booth was constantly busy with questions and solicitation for our printed materials. Alas, in spite of what all of the certified master gardeners contribute- in terms of time or money, we do not have the budget to pay for commercial events.
MyGoodPeople April 11, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Zeeburger was a totally pretentious ripoff joint. Glad to see it go. Popeys in Bethlehem is far superior!
Jaimie Cura (Editor) April 11, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Couple more Facebook comments, from both ends of the spectrum: Susan Lang: "NOOOOOOO!!!! I am very disappointed! As Michael said above, you get what you pay for, and the quality was second to none. I will be sorry to see Zeeburger close." Daniel M Schiavone Jr: "If bilda burger is more afforda burger then the people will come back! maybe make it an adult size burger too!"
Sean M April 11, 2012 at 10:01 PM
New businesses have to get a permit. They go in front of the Zoning Commission to get one. Disclosure: I am a member of the commission
Bob April 12, 2012 at 12:39 PM
I think 12.75 for a bacon cheeseburger with fries is really expensive. plus, the "monster" burger was not a monster at all, only 6 oz. I think the burger was tastey, but really expensive and i left hungry. really, just too expensive for a burger
Sean M April 12, 2012 at 01:31 PM
The marketplace spoke. Zeeburger was not offering enough to stay in business. I wish Mike Cunningham the best.
anabella maia April 25, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Sorry,have to crack a smile on that last post...I think the marketplace has a lot more to speak. Dont know this mike that is mentioned but if you ask me sounds like a smart business decision. The landscape is changing
anabella maia April 25, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Thanks for the info sean
Nano May 06, 2012 at 10:17 PM
I'd like to purchase some gift certificates and invite Jim Tucker and Alex Jones. For myself, I hope Mr. Cunningham will offer a veggieburger. All the best on the new biz, sir.

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