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CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (News10) – The former Pier 1 Imports building could soon be demolished and turn into a Chick-Fil-A. The quickly-food items chain has been scoping the 5,000 sq. foot property for months. As the preparing method carries on, the Funds Area can hope to see a Chick-Fil-A restaurant opening by Spring 2022.

“Now it’s getting a actuality,” states Phil Barrett, Clifton Park City Supervisor. The job fits the zoning prerequisites at the previous Pier 1, but it’s even now in the early levels of the preparing system.
Chick-Fil-A submitted an application to the city. The challenge requires both web site strategy acceptance and a exclusive use allow for the push-by. The 1st software will be reviewed through the city setting up board conference on September 14, at 7 p.m., at the City Hall Wood Home.” Town officers say it can just take the up coming few months 60 to 90 times to get the ‘application at a amount of depth for thought of approvals.’ “I would presume if it is accredited, construction would start shortly thereafter,” claims Barrett.

Schenectady resident Jeremy Whitaker is a previous Chick-Fil-A staff for when he lived in Texas. Jeremy and quite a few others in the Capital Area are psyched to buy their Chick-Fil-A favorites. “…Anywhere where by I want to get is outside the house of Schenectady, I quite much always appear to Clifton Park so it’s genuinely just a neutral location for the spot,” suggests Jeremy.

Some neighborhood enterprise house owners worry the opening will trigger a greater website traffic congestion. “I believe it will be pretty difficult for us company entrepreneurs in that place, to carry on to get traffic with just all the congestion so that is my only worry — I’ve been wanting Chick-Fil-A to occur to the region for a when, but all over again just a negative location…I think it is terrific for Clifton Park, for the Funds District, I assume they should really probably pop up a couple of at the identical time so not all people is flocking to that one particular,” states Aric Lemon, Proprietor of iCRYO.

“It’s active at Exit 9 which is wonderful for our neighborhood and the products and services that are offered there and there is preparing ahead which is by now in perform for increasing the situation…We carry on to get the job done with our partners at the point out and The Capital District Transportation Committee on some funding for not only the intersection at Clifton Region Highway and Route 146 but also Route 9 and 146. I’ll be aspect of a committee shortly, reviewing the opportunity to protected $12M as we get started to approach for key improvements to both of these intersections that would enhance targeted traffic circulation,” suggests Barrett.