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New Chick-fil-A opening in Grand Rapids area

Posted By: mlive on August 30, 2023.  For more information, please click here to read the source article.

A new Chick-fil-A is opening next week in the Grand Rapids area.

The Chick-fil-A, at 3461 Alpine Ave. in Walker, will be the sixth in the area when it opens Thursday, Sept. 7.

“I think every time a Chick-fil-A opens for business there’s excitement all around, so this should be no exception,” said Mitch Goltz, co-founder of GW Properties, the project developer. “This is a location that they’ve wanted to be at for a long time, and it will bring a lot of new traffic and business here and satisfy the hungry chicken urges of most Americans.”

GW Properties is a retail development firm based in Chicago. The Alpine Chick-fil-A is the firm’s first in the Grand Rapids area. Goltz said they have other Chick-fil-A restaurants in the works for Michigan.

According to Walker Planning Commission documents, the 5,000-square foot restaurant will have 87 parking spaces and a double drive-thru. A 28-seat outdoor patio is also planned.

There is enough room for 70 vehicles to be in line at once, according to the site plans.

The Chick-fil-A will be the second in Walker, with the other located at 356 Wilson Ave. NW.

The other Grand Rapids-area locations are at 2750 E Beltline Ave. SE in Grand Rapids, 5525 28th St. SE in Cascade Township, 700 54th St. SW in Wyoming and 1545 Edgeknoll Drive SE in Gaines Township south of Kentwood.

The Golden Corral that previously sat on the Alpine site was demolished to make way for the construction of the new Chick-fil-A.

It was the last Golden Corral in West Michigan. The nearest ones now are in South Bend, Flint and Saginaw.

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