According to the Chick-fil-A Hope Mills Facebook page, it's now official.
"Chick-fil-A goes across from Lowe's on Main Street into fascinating Hope Mills. Our city," reads a post on Monday night's Facebook page.
Strictly Business was thrilled with those who longed for one of the fast food restaurants in their city limits. But after talking to Jackie Warner, the mayor of Hope Mills, on Thursday night, it seems that the people of Hope Mills could better keep their horses.
"It's temporary," she said.
"Right now we're in a phase where there are a few things that need to be done," Warner said. Part of it is in Hope Mills and some in Cumberland County, it needs to be commercialized, there's a lot of work going on to get a chick-fil-A at Hope Mills, and we're excited about the possibility of a chick -fil-A. "
The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners and the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners would each have to approve the replanting of the property, which appears to be under consideration. Currently, part of this property is divided into commercial and residential districts.
The proposed location would be located on North Main Street, Warner said right in front of Lowe's.
"I call it hamburger hill," she said, referring to an area where there are a number of restaurants, including McDonald's, Bojangle's, Arby's, and Smithfield's Chicken & # 39; s. 39; N Bar BQ. "They have access to this traffic light there."
The mayor said she did not know the name of the potential owner: she had not seen any paperwork about it.
"I received an e-mail from the city director stating that a request had been received for the land to make sure the land is being used commercially, we know someone is looking," Warner said , "It's something that people have been asking for, you know, Chick-fil-A is a favorite with a lot of people and there was a lot of excitement around it."
Maybe this time it will not be just rumor.
We will keep you up to date.
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