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