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Chick-fil-A: No longer a hole in the ground

01/03/2012 12:37 PM

08/15/2014 11:31 AM

Chick-fil-walls! Chick-fil-roof! Chick-fil-doors! The last time I drove past the Chick-fil-A construction site at Central and Rock, it was just before Christmas, and all I saw was that same old hole in the ground we’ve been talking about for months.

Today when I drove past, it was a much different story. Wichita’s first (and much-anticipated) free-standing Chick-fil-A, which is scheduled to open on Feb. 23, now has walls. And a roof. And a shape!

One interesting fact: It appears that the entrance will face Central. For whatever reason, I assumed it would face Rock.

One not-very-surprising fact: The traffic acrobatics I had to perform just to get this photo gave me a taste of the patience it will require to reach our favorite restaurant on one of our city’s busiest intersections.

Oh well. It will be worth it.

About Denise Neil

Denise has been an Eagle reporter since 1997. She writes about pop culture on Sundays, reviews restaurants on Fridays and blogs at Dining with Denise. Previously, she worked for the Chattanooga Times and graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.

Contact Denise at 316-268-6327 or by e-mailing dneil@wichitaeagle.com

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