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Sav-on Grand Opening Generates Mixed Reactions Residents still express concern about traffic and safety issues. By Michele Lu Say-on Dmgs/m'e on he corner of Irish/re and Ooheny On April 22, the Say-on drug store on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Doheny Drive opens its doors to the pub- lic but not without anxiety from its neigh- bors. Nearby residents still express con- ceres about the project which is in its final stages ofpreparation. They are fearful of subdued. There- are beige signs rather than the usual red signs of a Say-on. The building has taken on a beauty of its own that is com- patible with the sur- rounding neighbor- hood. The developers of Sav-on have more than adequately com- plied with any requests made by the City. Residents now have a well-stocked, wonderful facility to use," Fischer commented. Fischer also noted that the developer paid $10,000 to the City for a future study of the alley traffic and exit, and for the implementation of any suggested changes should the City deem it necessary. Stephen Webb, a Planning i00Traffic is already a problem at that intersection. And now, with the Sav-on there, it's going to be a nightmare. Jonathan Panzer the noise and traffic that will be generat- ed by the customers and delivery trucks coming through the area, and using the drive-thru pharmacy. "We are not overjoyed about having the project in our neighborhood. We fought very hard and we feel it is inappropriate for the neighborhood. We are concerned about traffic issues. Traffic is already a problem at that intersection. And now, with the Sav-on there, it's going to be a nightmare," Jonathan Panzer, an attorney who lives next to the project, said. Residents, however, are trying to accept the fact that the Say-on is a permanent addition to the neighborhood. "I'm trying to accept this project as a good neighbor. I'm real nervous about the safety issue. It's been an upsetting experi- ence all the way through. Hopei'ully, they'll prove me wrong," Susie Schorr, a North Dohney Drive resident said. Murray Fischer, the developer's attor- ney, believes that measures have been taken to alleviate the residents' fears. "It is a subdued structure. The signs are Commissioner who voted in favor of the project as modified, claims that the Say- on is fulfilling a community need. "The most beneficial aspect of this pro- ject is that we are getting the addition of a much needed pharmacy to provide people with services. People were complaining about problems with Rite-Aid. That was one of my key motivations for wanting a Sav-on, keeping in mind that this proper- ty had already been zoned and permitted for this type of use," Webb said. Webb continued by saying that the Planning Commission did not grant the request for operating the Say-on on a 24- hour basis. The Commission felt the hours should be limiting. And in response to residents' unease about alley traffic, Webb stated that precautions will be taken to prevent accidents. "The Planning Department is cognizant of the issues concerning the ingress and egress from both the driveway and alley and taking the steps to monitor this situa- tion," Webb said. 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