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Chick-fil-A files proposal for north Spokane restaurant

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 7:36 p.m.

By Emma Epperly The Spokesman-Review

Spokane may be getting a new Chick-fil-A restaurant near the Division Street “Y” in north Spokane.

A proposal for the construction of the restaurant and drive-through is on file with the city of Spokane, although Chick-fil-A would not confirm it is pursuing a location in Spokane.

“We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers” Chick-fil-A Inc. wrote in response to a reporter’s questions. “While we hope to serve the Spokane, Washington, community in the future, we do not currently have any locations to confirm.”

The company is based in Atlanta and has 2,100 restaurants in 46 states.

The Chick-fil-A closest to Spokane is at the University of Idaho in Moscow.

The company has been controversial due to injecting its religious beliefs into its corporate policies regarding such issues as same-sex marriage and LGBT rights.

In August, Chick-fil-A posted on its website that a location would be coming to Gonzaga, but the university refuted those claims.

Chick-fil-A’s proposal for 9304 N. Newport Highway includes demolishing an existing building on the site. The project would include a new restaurant with 80 parking spots.

The company expects to hire 75 employees.

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