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December 17, 2013 > Goodbye to BobÕs Giant Burger?

Goodbye to BobÕs Giant Burger?

Submitted By Chris and Alice Cavette

The Connolly Center on Fremont Boulevard, including the popular BobÕs Giant Burger, could be torn down and replaced with three and four-story condominiums and townhouses if the Fremont City Council approves a proposal by Warmington Residential developers.

BobÕs Giant Burger has been in this location since 1961 and is considered by many people to be an Irvington landmark. ConnollyÕs Furniture and Conklin Brothers Floor Coverings have occupied this site since the late 1940s. Several other businesses would also be affected.

In order to proceed, the developer proposes to have the land use designation changed from commercial to residential. The project would then require both further review and approval of an amendment to the General Plan before work could begin.

Opponents point out that businesses on the property are doing well, and the center is a good commercial location that continues to serve the community. They feel that any future plans should retain existing businesses rather than tear them down.

The Fremont City Council will vote on the land use proposal on Tuesday, December 17. Members of the public are invited to attend and express their views. The public may also email comments to Joel Pullen in the City of Fremont Planning Department at

Connolly property land use decision
Tuesday, Dec. 17
7 p.m.
Fremont City Council
3300 Capitol Ave, Fremont

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