Novato, you'll have to keep driving to Mill Valley or Petaluma to satisfy your cravings for In-N-Out burgers, at least for the time being.
According to a story in the , the popular fast-food chain has nixed a plan to build a restaurant on Entrada Drive in Ignacio. But the door remains open for a spot at another Novato site.
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In-N-Out executive Carl Van Fleet told the IJ that soil problems at the Entrada location created problems.
Things must have changed quickly on the deal. As of Monday, the city planning staff said In-N-Out had not withdrawn its development applications and was under the impression that In-N-Out was continuing negotiations with property owners.
When In-N-Out held a to share plans with residents near the location, the reaction was more hostile than friendly. Debates ensued on Novato Patch and at some public meetings, and even Novato City Council member Eric Lucan chimed in on the issue while campaigning for his council seat in August 2011.
In December 2011, the city said the approval process for In-N-Out's plans as the company put its energy into securing two parcels at the site. But In-N-Out allowed the property to fall out of escrow, although it might reconsider the site at a future date, Van Fleet told the IJ.
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