Chick-fil-A plans Apple Valley location

Chick-fil-A could be coming to Apple Valley’s Cedar Avenue corridor.

The Georgia-based restaurant chain that specializes in breaded chicken sandwiches has submitted a plan to the city for a drive-through restaurant at Cedar Avenue and 153rd Street.

Last week the city’s Planning Commission reviewed the restaurant’s proposal for a 4,585-square-foot building at the southeast corner of the Cedar and 153rd intersection. The proposed restaurant includes seating for about 100 people, a drive-through and a 38-space parking lot.

Pending city approval of the development plans, Chick-fil-A is looking to begin construction as early as next spring.

Chick-fil-A has about 1,700 restaurants in the United States, with Minnesota locations at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis and Minnesota State University-Mankato.

In the Twin Cities, Chick-fil-A is also looking to build restaurants in Coon Rapids and Maple Grove.

  • RollieB

    The only political power left in the United States is money, how you spend is one of the few expressions of political will open to the average citizen. I’ll not be spending my dollars at any Chick-fil-A establishment.

    • Jan Dobson

      I hope you’re sitting down, Rollie. Hold onto your hat and get ready for a shock. I agree with you. At least in part. Lending or denying market support—market response—is just about the most efficient way for consumers to communicate. It’s completely moral as long as it’s not coerced. Sadly, that’s where our agreement ends.

      Unlike you, I DO plan to try the new Chick fil A when it opens. They’re going to have to be awfully good, though, to top the dependable high quality of Raising Cane’s.

      Unlike you, I don’t see market response as the ONLY avenue of political expression available in America. In a few short days we will be voting to determine who will be president of our dear county. We will have the opportunity to end the devastating reign of Barack Obama. We will have the opportunity to support the principles of freedom and individual rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. We will have the opportunity to elect Mitt Romney to the presidency.

  • RollieB

    There’s a big difference between “political power” and “political expression.”

    • Jan Dobson

      Please elaborate.

    • RollieB

      Ayn Rand says it’s a disastrous intellectual package-deal. When an individual, a group, or an institution with lots of money ( think PACs) have political interests and use those funds to influence/direct others for their own interests they are wielding “political power” via money – my point above. (Think of Sheldon Adelson, the Koch brothers, and George Soros).

      Whereas “political expression” is available to anyone with an opinion.

      • Jan Dobson

        I thought we were talking about market response as it applies to a chicken joint.

        • RollieB

          Perhaps you were… I wasn’t…

          • Jan Dobson

            Ah…okeydokey, Rollie. Have yourself a nice day.

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