P.F. Chang's Hearing before Smithtown BZA Postponed

Restaurant chain will be dropping its request for variances to install terracotta horses on either side of its entryway.


P.F. Chang's plans for a proposed Smith Haven Mall location will have to wait a little longer.

P.F. Chang's public hearing before Town of Smithtown's Board of Zoning Appeals was postponed on Tuesday night due to lack of adequate company representation. It has been rescheduled for their November meeting. 

Adrienne Giannadeo, BZA chairwoman, would not let Andria Pacinelli, P.F. Chang's Regional Director of Development, speak on behalf of the company without being given power of attorney. 

Pacinelli said the company will be modifying its variance requests submitted to the Town of Smithtown. It will dropping its requests to increase maximum number of ground signs from 1 to 2, and the request to increase the maximum size of a ground sign from 32 square feet to 141 square feet. 

These two variances were originally sought by the company  to install its signature  11-foot tall terracotta horses on either side of its entryway, controversal measure under Smithtown town code. 

CAB October 25, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Not to mention they taste good! :)
Marion Knott October 25, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I am a fussy eater since my mother indulged my "pickiness." I always have the crispy honey shrimp when i go to PF Changs here in Corte Medera. We bring our friends and family there since it's really good. Wish they were right in San Francisco but no matter, wither they goest so go I!
pbug56 October 25, 2012 at 05:50 PM
If the company is smart it will back off from coming to Long Island, the home of very high taxes, absurd regulations, and highly anti business residents and politicians.
littleShamrock October 25, 2012 at 06:00 PM
it should find another place. Hey, lets try next to Checkers, thats classy right? Its open land, will offer plenty of parking and use a SPACE that is available!! ... but then again we do need ANOTHER place to eat ... or to close.
CAB October 25, 2012 at 07:28 PM
PFChangs is already on LI in the Source Mall and I travel there for their lettuce wraps and more, however to have it at SmithHaven Mall would be heaven.....Usually you do see a Cheesecake Factory and PF Changs together....so we have the Cheesecake Factory....and I like the entry way horses too. It adds to the excitement :)


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