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Atlantis Worried Wendy’s May Increase PI Traffic

Wendy's Food Truck on Paradise Island.

Journal Staff Writer

Despite approval from the Town Hall Planning Committee to operate a Wendy’s restaurant on
Paradise Island, Atlantis is still voicing its complaints.
Aetos Holdings, parent company of Wendy’s, Macro’s Pizza and Popeye’s restaurants in The
Bahamas received approval on October 26, but President and Managing Director at Atlantis
Audrey Oswell said they are still concerned about the traffic issue.
“Yeah, our biggest concern is the traffic. There’s already a lack of parking in that shopping center
for the existing businesses. And our concern is, especially for our team members when they’re
coming to and from work, that the outgoing roadways onto the bridge are not held up, and they’re
not backed up due to the lack of parking,” Ms. Oswell said on Tuesday.
“If anybody is familiar with PI and you come out there during change of shift, now you’ll see that
there’s a lot of traffic and sometimes it’s backed up for quite some time and we’re just concerned
because of the lack of parking the shopping center already has and the lack of parking at the old
Scotiabank site that it’ll just back up even more.”
She said they are awaiting a report to be completed called a traffic study to verify their concerns.
“Which is why through PITDA, the Paradise Island Tourism Development Association has
engaged a traffic study, and we hope to have the results back quickly,” she added.
When asked if she feels that Wendy’s will be a good addition to the island, Ms. Oswell said she
does not eat fast food, so she is not too sure.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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