CRESTVIEW — A number of Crestview News Bulletin readers wanted status updates on some local businesses, so we asked city officials for more information.
Growth Management Director Teresa Gaillard confirmed on Sept. 29 that Chick-fil-A is still coming to Crestview.
The News Bulletin received an email Sept. 26 from a resident who heard that the "planned location … has hit a number of snags" and requested an update.
However, that's not the case, according to Gaillard.
"Not only is it on track — it's looking very good," she said. "I don’t understand why anyone would think that. Chick-fil-A has never had any snags with the city planners."
However, time is always a factor in business development, Gaillard said.
"Most people just do not realize how detailed commercial development is or how long it takes to get everything in place," she said. "The city’s process is pretty simple, not like the state’s and county’s."
When asked whether the Waffle House and the Sunset Auto car wash by Arby's, south of Interstate 10 in Crestview, were being torn down or closed, Gaillard said Waffle House is being remodeled, and a Popeye's restaurant will replace Sunset Auto.