Chick-fil-A signs lease for Central and Rock

WICHITA — Rest easy, Chick-fil-A fans.

Chick-fil-A has — finally — signed a lease for a freestanding restaurant on the northwest corner of Central and Rock.

"We got the deal done," says Andy Boyd of Walter Morris Cos.

Boyd handled the deal with Jeff Berg of Lane 4 Property Group in Kansas City.

Have You Heard? first reported the restaurant was a possibility in May.

There have been updates since then, including confirmation from the Atlanta-based company that it was interested in the space.

More recently, there was updated information that the owner of the property was working with the planning department to enlarge the parcel where the restaurant will go.

The former Presto gas station on the property will be demolished to make room for a new building that will feature two drive-through lanes.

It still will be a while before the restaurant is ready. It could be early 2012 before it happens.

It will, though, happen.