Chicken chain headed to new intown project
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A plans to open a new location in the upcoming Fuqua project at Glenwood Avenue and Bill Kennedy Way in Glenwood Park. Glenwood Place will be anchored by a 114,000 square foot Kroger grocery store, and will include some 25,000 square feet of additional restaurant and retail space. The project will also reportedly include 230 "luxury multi-family units."
The new Chick-fil-A would open in a freestanding outparcel within the complex and would also have an all important drive-thru.
I originally heard talk of the planned location in the Glenwood project late last year, but only recently has someone close to the project confirmed it.
While a Chick-fil-A opening in East Atlanta is a big deal, I doubt it will get the same kind of excitement that Cook-Out got for its new location on Moreland Avenue or that Zaxby's got for their newish location on Ponce de Leon Avenue.
According to a permit filed with the city of Atlanta last week, the Chick-fil-A building is expected to cost $1.1 million to construct.
As I've previously announced, Chick-fil-A is also opening new locations in Dunwoody by Perimeter Mall and in west midtown on Northside Drive.
Current plans call for the Dunwoody and Northside Drive locations to open late this fall, while the Glenwood Chick-fil-A is slated for an early 2016 opening.