New flame: Crews are making fast work of the building at 5815 Broadway on the island that soon will house a Burger King franchise and a convenience store. But is it fast enough for the eatery to open next month? That’s the plan. Developer Shoukat Dhanani said Wednesday his firm was still working toward a February opening. But Dhanani did not respond to requests for a more precise date.
Plans for Burger King have been on the burner for more than a year. Dhanani received a construction permit in July and had won city council approval for the project a year before that. But Dhanani, a man of few words who prefers responding to media inquiries via email, never explained the reasons for the delays.