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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