Carlos E. Perez works the lunch rush at Snarf’s sandwich shop in Boulder in this Camera file photo.

A new Snarf’s Sandwiches will open at 2660 Pearl St. within two months.

“It’ll be about six to eight weeks,” said Snarf’s founder Jimmy Seidel.

The 1,500-square-foot restaurant will seat 20 inside and 16 on the patio, he said. He plans to hire 20 employees for the new location.

Seidel also is getting ready to open another Snarfburger in Denver. That brand is about classic burgers, which was launched in Boulder in 2013, he said.

His continuing business commitments made him seek a postponement of his site and use review proposal to open a sandwich shop at 1852 Arapahoe Ave., which was scheduled for a public hearing at the Boulder Planning Board meeting on Thursday.

The proposal seeks to eliminate the existing residential building owned by John Reynolds to make way for a 2,275-square-foot restaurant with 60 seats inside and 12 seats on the patio also was temporarily withdrawn just before a June 6 Planning Board hearing.

Seidel and Reynolds temporarily withdrew their site review application before the Planning Board could consider it in June after learning about the concerns of Nikolai Afanasenkov, the University of Colorado Boulder computer science student who lived in the building that is to be remodeled to make way for Snarf’s. Afanasenkov was on a month to month lease since July 2018.

He plans to have the proposal reviewed early next year.

Seidel said he is not bothered by planning staff’s recommendation to deny his request seeking conversion of a residential property to a nonresidential restaurant. The staff recommended a denial, because the proposal doesn’t comply with their mandate, he said. (The proposal is not consistent with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan’s goal of preserving existing housing stock and existing residential uses).

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