305 registered statements
Renee Miller inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 10:50 AM
While I personally like the In-N-Out Burger chain, I think the proposed location would be a traffic nightmare. The exit from 17 South to Hamilton Ave is already a frustrating traffic setting. Many drivers do not realize that there is a full usable lane they can enter to turn right onto Hamilton Ave, and so they back up the exit by waiting for an "opening" in the middle lane's traffic. With a destination fast-food location, many people unfamiliar with the area will make the same mistake, creating major backups at the exit.
We already have a McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box and Dairy Queen just a few blocks away on Hamilton Ave and Winchester Blvd. We don't need another fast food chain nearby, especially in an already congested area.
I think it will draw a lot of non-residents to come just for In-N-Out, then head back onto Highway 17 immediately after. I don't think they'll be sticking around to shop at other Campbell locations or have a significant impact on drawing customers to nearby Campbell stores.
The only good would come from their yummy food, but I really don't think it would be worth the cost in Campbell residents' quality of life that would be diminished by the increased traffic congestion at that intersection.
Thank you for considering my comments.
Marcel I inside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 10:47 AM
As much as I would like to have an In-n-out closer to home, I have to agree with the traffic concern. If the rear parking could somehow be converted into a smarter queue for drive through that can take at least 20 cars, it might be ok. Keep in mind that an In-n-out building won't have as large a footprint as the elephant bar does. The way the drive through queue spills into the parking lot by the airport is totally dumb. If they can innovate and come up with a smarter layout for the drive through, I would patronize this location.
Casey Dowell outside City Boundary
June 9, 2017, 10:39 AM
The whole area surrounding Hamilton Ave. & Almarida is already a traffic nightmare. Between people getting on and off Hwy 17, people trying to get to Frys, Home Depot, Staples, Kohls, BB&B, and Panera, or people just trying to get home to the apartment complex, it's total chaos. I can't even fathom what putting an In-N-Out drive-thru would do.
Martin Graham inside City Boundary
June 8, 2017, 5:26 PM
In&Out is a very popular business with a very lengthy drive-through line of vehicles and a large number of cars parked. Please monitor the location by the airport at busy times. This location in Campbell is small and at a busy corner, and will be swamped by this business, spilling over on to the streets and causing the already busy traffic to be a nightmare. Just say no.
Rachel Sumi inside City Boundary
June 8, 2017, 2:25 PM
An In n Out Burger at the old Elephant Bar site is a horrible idea. I drive this route every day, and the traffic coming at the intersection of Hamilton and Almarida, so close to the always-crowded 17 interchange is heavy. This is an intersection that already causes confusion between Home Depot and Kohl's (despite the new brightly lit sign -- thank you, City of Campbell!) Anyone familiar with In N Out Traffic can only imagine the nightmare this will cause at all hours of the day and night. Locating this business at the old Elephant Bar will make it impossible to get "in n out" of our neighborhood. We don't need another hamburger joint -- please find another family-friendly tenant for this corner!
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