Chick-fil-A to open a second store in city
The congested crosstown journey for those craving a Chick-fil-A sandwich could be a thing of the past in about a year and a half.
The chicken sandwich giant is in negotiations to lease the former Rite-Aid store in Southside Square and renovate it for the dine-in and drive-through restaurant. Joel Benson, manager of Chick-fil-A’s busy location on U.S. 64 East, confirmed the lease talks and said he hoped he would be awarded the franchise, the company’s second in Hendersonville.
“They actually started looking (at a southside location) a couple of years ago,” Benson said. A Chick-fil-A real estate rep came to town to scout locations in the Spartanburg Highway area. “He said, ‘Wow, I really like what I see here. I didn’t know this much has transpired.’…..