Food Service & Agriculture, Real Estate, and Retail

Chicken fast-food chain re-submits plan for location

January 12, 2017
| By Pat Evans |
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Chick-fil-A Celebration Village partial rendering
Courtesy City of Grand Rapids

A denied location for a chicken fast-food chain is back at the drawing board.

A plan for a Chick-fil-A at Celebration Village on East Beltline is heading back to the Grand Rapids Planning Commission on Jan. 26.

The original 4,647-square-foot planned location for 2183 E. Beltline Ave. NE was denied in October by the planning commission.

The re-submitted plan for the Celebration Village location is now up to 6,409 square feet and includes an office component. The restaurant portion would seat 120 customers with 5,119 square feet, while the office is listed as 1,290 square feet.

Progressive AE is the architect on the project.

Concerns regarding drive-thru stacking have been addressed by Chick-fil-A, by placing it behind the building and shielding it with greenery along the drive-thru line to “maintain the current shopping center environment.”

Chick-fil-A in West Michigan

Chick-fil-A also heads to the planning commission today for a planned location at Centerpointe Mall, at 3665 28th St. SE.

The company is following through with the aggressive Michigan expansion plan it announced last year.

The two locations would be the first two in Grand Rapids and bring the total in Kent County to four, with a location at 1545 Edgeknoll Dr. SE in Gaines Township opening this week and a location in Wyoming opening in February.

Chick-fil-A was founded in 1964 and is based in Atlanta. 

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