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July 3, 2012

Edmond Planning Commission approves naturopathic restaurant

EDMOND — The Edmond Planning Commission agreed for the rezoning of suburban office to a planned unit development for Living Well at Spring Creek. The vote was 3-2 with commissioners Mark Hoose and Barry Moore casting the no votes.

This property, proposed for a naturopathic center, is  one-quarter mile to the east of Edmond Memorial High School and 180 feet east of Pine Oak Drive.

Property owner James Sill plans for a 10,120-square-foot medical office building with an organic health foods restaurant, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.

Neighborhood residents said they were concerned with alcohol being served in their family-oriented addition. Increased traffic and the use of a stockade fence between the properties were also mentioned as potential problems.

Organic wine and beer would be on the menu, said Dr. Michele Menzel of her naturopathy practice, Energetic Wellness.

“It’s not the main focus of the restaurant,” Menzel said.

The restaurant would close at 9 p.m. and would eventually be open six days a week, she said.

She encourages her patients to buy locally grown food at the Farmers Market in Edmond. Menzel agreed that the location of the restaurant would never be succeeded by another restaurant.

“We have a clear understanding that this is the only restaurant ever to operate in this location,” Moore said.

This item will appear before the City Council on July 23.

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