North Side fast food hub could be in the works

Business owner Prentice Panton plans to transform a cabinet-making store into a North Side fast-food tourist hub, pending permission from The Central Planning Authority.

Mr. Panton, who owns Reflections and Food 4 Less and Liquor 4 Less, has applied to transform the property he purchased four years ago. He said he has big plans for the site, including a food outlet, coffee shop, pizza and ice cream stores, and a sports bar with live music.

The site would also feature a park with playground equipment. Mr. Panton said if it is approved, the development would stop people having to drive as far as East End or Savannah for fast food.

“We are really going after the tourism market, primarily,” Mr. Panton said.

“It’s creating a fast food destination,” Mr. Panton said. “… It will be like an old Caymanian house; the building has been there for 30 years.”

The application for change of use from cabinet making to bar, retail and restaurant can be viewed during business hours at the Government Administration Building. Residents wishing to object to the development must do so in writing and must state their reasons. Objections must be submitted in writing within 21 days of the final published notification.