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City denies re-submitted plan for chicken fast-food location

January 27, 2017
| By Pat Evans |
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Chick-fil-A Celebration Village partial rendering
Courtesy City of Grand Rapids

A proposed chicken fast-food location in town has been denied for a second time.

A re-submitted plan by Chick-fil-A for a restaurant at Celebration Village, at 2183 E. Beltline Ave. NE, was rejected yesterday by the Grand Rapids Planning Commission.

The original plan for the site, a 4,647-square-foot restaurant, was denied in October by the commission, largely because the stand-alone restaurant didn’t fit into the area's plans and because of traffic concerns.

The re-submitted plan was denied for similar reasons.

The re-submitted plan was a 6,409-square-foot building, with a 5,119-square-foot restaurant and a 1,290-square-foot, window-less office component.

The Grand Rapids Planning Commission did approve a Chick-fil-A at the Shops at Centerpoint, at 2665 28th St. SE, earlier this month.  

Chick-fil-A in West Michigan

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A announced last year its intentions for aggressive growth in Michigan, including a location now open in Gaines Township and a restaurant in Wyoming set to open next month. 

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