Updated: 04/16/2014 6:18 PM
Created: 04/16/2014 7:00 AM WHEC.com
By: Jennifer Mobilia
It's a prime piece of real estate that's been caught in the middle of a court battle. Now there are a new set of plans possibly in the works for Monroe Avenue.
Earlier this month, Delta Sonic announced it wanted to buy Clover Lanes, which is located next door to Mario’s Restaurant. But the Daniele family, which owns Mario’s, says they’ve been waiting for the property to go up for sale for years and have plans of their own.
They took their complaint to court and won.
The Daniele family says they are happy to be back in the game. They say they've had plans to purchase and develop the property for years and now they can finally move forward.
Danny Daniele, Mario’s Italian Steakhouse, said, “The courts ruled in our favor that we can now go forward."
Danny Daniele says his family has big plans for the property along Monroe Avenue in Brighton where Clover Lanes currently sits. It's adjacent to Daniele’s restaurant, Mario's Italian Steakhouse and Catering.
Daniele said, "We designed a hotel concept along with retail space to work on the synergy there. The hotel concept would include a corridor underground to connect the hotel to the restaurant."
Daniele says what type of business he actually builds will depend on what the town approves.
Daniele said, “Tuscan style, vaulted ceilings, stone work, something that's kind of an attraction.”
Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle says the Daniele family doesn't own the property yet and therefore, no plans have been submitted.
Bill Moehle, Brighton Town Supervisor, said, "There's a process of land use and review and we'll look at it very carefully but traffic concerns will be one of the main issues that I know will be taken into account."
And while traffic is a big concern for town officials, it's also a concern for some residents, depending on what is actually built here. One woman says she doesn't think a hotel will add to the congestion.
Kyle Peterson said, "Wegmans is just as congested. So anytime you drive through here, it is congested. Anymore traffic isn’t going to make that big of a difference.”
There is no word when the deal could be finalized, but Daniele says he hopes to submit his application to the town within the next 90 days.