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Monday, September 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Chick-fil-A files building permits for restaurant in North Spokane

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 6:16 p.m.

Chick-fil-A has filed permits Monday to build a more than 4,800-square-foot restaurant at 9304 N. Newport Highway. Plans also indicate a dual entry drive-thru and 80 parking spaces. (Courtesy of Chick-fil-A)
Chick-fil-A has filed permits Monday to build a more than 4,800-square-foot restaurant at 9304 N. Newport Highway. Plans also indicate a dual entry drive-thru and 80 parking spaces. (Courtesy of Chick-fil-A)

Although Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A indicated last month it has no immediate plans for a restaurant in north Spokane, recently filed building permits with the city suggest otherwise.

Chick-fil-A filed permits Monday to build a more than 4,800-square-foot restaurant at 9304 N. Newport Highway. Plans also indicate a dual entry drive-thru and 80 parking spaces.

The building permits – valued at $1.1 million – are under review by the city.

Chick-fil-A did not respond to a request for comment.

Don Ikeler, west region development director for Chick-fil-A, filed an environmental review with the city in June, which stated the company will break ground on a restaurant once the proposal is approved by the Washington State Department of Ecology.

The company intends to hire 75 full and part-time employees for the North Side restaurant, according to the environmental review.

The company has more than 2,100 restaurants in 46 states. The closest Chick-fil-A to Spokane is in Moscow, Idaho, at the University of Idaho.

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