The W.g. Grinders restaurant in Westerville will move to a more permanent location following the planning commission's unanimous approval of a site plan on Wednesday, April 22.

The W.g. Grinders restaurant in Westerville will move to a more permanent location following the planning commission's unanimous approval of a site plan on Wednesday, April 22.

The commission voted 7-0 to approve construction of a new 1,800-square-foot, two-story building on a vacant lot at 99 S. State St. The applicant, Sam Ganguly, intends to move his W.g. Grinders and associated second-floor office 79 S. State St., where he currently leases space.

Ganguly's proposal was also discussed at the March planning commission meeting, but he withdrew the plans after neighbors voiced concerns about the cramped Uptown parking situation. Ganguly was able to bring a new site plan to the planning commission this month that pared down the original building size from 2,300 square feet to 1,800 square feet, and allowing for 16 off-street parking spaces.

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