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    Stand-alone kiosks at fast food restaurants

    We have a proposal for stand-alone movie rental kiosks at several area fast food businesses. We are taking them under our site plan review process, so my planning commission will be able to place conditions on them, if necessary. As we are on the cutting edge of nothing around here, these are new to our community.

    Does anybody have any experience with these thing? Any suggestions? I'm all ears.

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    Cyburbian Tide's avatar
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    I have used them when I lived in NJ. I don't think you need additional restrictions on their use. They are usually used by the typical users of said use (food store, restaurant). www.redboxdvd.com is the company I'm familiar with. The process takes less than 2 minutes and people are in and out the door. If anything you might want to add 1 extra parking spot for the use but it's like a vending machine and I don't know if zoning or code enforcement has much say over vending operations.
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    I've seen them in grocery stores (redboxes), but nowhere else up here. In most cases, they've replaced the old video rental centers in the grocery stores.
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    Yup......

    The McDonald's on Youngfield St. in Wheat Ridge, Colorado has one.....I hear its a great way to rent a new movie for a buck. Remember, Blockbuster is its own worst enemy and needs no protection......could be converted into a nice restaurant someday......he he he.....
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    I don't think its anymore "retail" than someone buying a happy meal toy over the counter at McDonalds or buying a T-shirt at Hooters (not that anyone here would do that).

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    give yourself a deserved break today!

    ancillary use usual and normal to the principal use - no additional regulations necessary -


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    Let me be clear: the only reason we're having them do site plan approval is because it's a second structure on the site -- not for the use, per se.

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    so they are not inside the building? sorry if I missed that -

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