Lune Chocolat eyes expansion in Manlius

— “We really hope to expand here in Manlius. The community has supported us from day one, and we’d love to be able to provide them with an even better experience,” said Mr. Woloszyn.

Manlius has become a foodie hotspot in recent years with Lune, Sidehill Farmers and Ironwood joining long-time local food businesses Sno-Top Ice Cream and Pavone’s Pizza.

In order for Lune’s expansion to move forward, the Manlius Town Board would need to approve a change in zoning for the proposed location. The building is currently zoned R-M (residential mixed use) which allows for, amongst other things, an office of religion and education, a funeral home, or a bed and breakfast. This zoning does not allow for the preparation of food. Town attorney Steve Primo is attempting to rewrite the zone into R-T (residential transitional) to allow food production under the use of a special permit.

The Woloszyns first spoke to and gave a presentation to the town board on March 26. It has been reviewed at almost every town board meeting since then. The matter is scheduled to come up for a vote at the August 13 meeting. Meetings are open to the public and residents of the town of Manlius are encouraged to attend and voice their opinions about the proposed change. Meetings start at 7 p.m., and are held at the Town of Manlius offices located on Brooklea Drive in Fayetteville.

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