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Developer faces flapjack fiasco

Locals criticize plan to bring IHOP to Revolutionary War burial ground
August 28, 2016 10:00AM

The Revolutionary War site in Fishkill

The Revolutionary War site in Fishkill

Plans are hot off the griddle to develop an 18th-century colonial village — that would include an International House of Pancakes — on a Revolutionary War burial ground upstate. But locals are say they don’t want their history with a side of “Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity Pancakes.”

Nevertheless, developer Dominic Broccoli is hoping to build his “Continental Commons“ on eight acres of land in Fishkill, according to the New York Post.

But Lance Ashworth, president of Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot, told the Post: “They are going to destroy an authentic historical site for the sake of building a cheap replica.”

Ashworth says he became concerned when Broccoli told the town planning board he wants to include an IHOP in the development.

“Where the buildings are being proposed is not a burial ground,” a spokesman for Greg Lane said. Moreover, an IHOP spokeswoman told the Post that it has “no approved plans to build an IHOP restaurant at the location.” [NYP] – Christopher Cameron [NYP]Christopher Cameron