MITCHELL — A Mitchell man is planning to transform a vacant lot along Sanborn Boulevard into a drive-thru cafe and coffee shop.

Patrick Haines purchased the 417 N. Sanborn Blvd. lot with the goal of building a cafe and coffee shop on the busy Mitchell street. However, Haines indicated securing a drainage plan required by the city could jeopardize the plan.

“The plan I’m proposing here is to put a little drive-thru coffee, snack restaurant,” Haines said during the recent city Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

The 10-by-17 foot building that Haines is proposing to construct next to Domino’s would be situated in the middle of the small lot. The drawings submitted to the city show the drive-thru would wrap around the building. Both the entrance and exit of the drive-thru would be accessible from Sanborn Boulevard.

Haines purchased the lot from Mitchell property manager Boyd Reimnitz. The lot housed a residential home that was aging. Prior to Haines purchasing…

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