NESCONSET - Nesconset residents are speaking out against plans for a Sonic Drive-In to open near the Smith Haven Mall at a public meeting of the Smithtown Zoning Board.

Residents are concerned that besides the added traffic, the restaurant is more of an attraction and it doesn't belong in a residential neighborhood.

Spencer Hart, owner of the planned franchise says that the restaurant won't add more traffic and won?t interfere with the community.

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The zoning board says it is still waiting for an environmental impact study prior to setting a timetable for a final decision.

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