Burger King pulls plans for Garfield drive-thru after neighbors push back

By Steven Hsieh | Phoenix New Times

In early October, an attorney representing Burger King reached out to Dana Johnson, a community leader in the Garfield neighborhood.

The attorney said a developer partnering with Burger King planned to build a drive-thru restaurant at the corner of Seventh and Portland streets, just a block south of Interstate 10.

If you take Seventh Street northbound after work, you know all three lanes at this location turn into bumper-to-bumper hell as the blue autumn sky cedes to a sublime gradient of purple, red, and orange.


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