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Snow White’s fate clearer

By Caitlin Rickard crickard@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:21 PM

The iconic Snow White Drive-In remains in limbo as far as what the future holds, but in the meantime is open for business.

After its lease was up in February, the business has continued to go on a month-to-month basis while the city entertained approving options for a new business at the current location.

Lebanon Planning Director Paul Corder said the Planning Commission met March 31 where it approved in a 5-1 vote the site plan from developers for a Speedway gas station.

“In the site plan, the Planning Commission looks at the façade, parking, the layout, dumpster location, landscaping and things like that,” Corder said. 

Corder said the tentative plan the commission received from Speedway is to tear down the building that currently houses the Snow White and build a Speedway gas station on the property.

As far as a plan of action, Corder said there was no time frame he knew since the plan is now past the Planning Commission, but it was now on Speedway’s timetable.

Property owner Greg Dugdale said he had no idea on a timeline as to when things were going to happen either.

“It’s my understanding the buyer has total control of the process,” Dugdale said. “They were approved. They haven’t contacted me.”

Dugdale said if Speedway were to come to the location, it would be a sale on his part.

“I am waiting on them,” Dugdale said. “When you are a seller, you are basically waiting on a buyer. I am basically waiting on them to fulfill their contingencies and get back to me on the sale.”

For now, Snow White Drive-In owner Billy Wyatt said things were still the same for his business as they’ve been for the past several months.

“We’re moving right along until someone says stop,” Wyatt said.

Attempts by The Democrat to reach Speedway officials were unsuccessful. 

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