It’s been a very busy year for Chick-fil-A construction in Northwest Georgia and the nation’s premiere chicken chain is about to double down.
For months now, Greg Major — who operates the Rome locations — has been preparing for the scheduled demolition of the Dwarf House and its eventual replacement on Shorter Avenue in Midtown Crossing Shopping Center. The restaurant group brought in a series of containers to form the temporary restaurant on Riverside Parkway just off Turner McCall after the concept was successfully used during another rebuild.
Major says June is the target date to begin removing the Dwarf House. Look for the new construction to last into the winter months. The Riverside location will serve as the main restaurant during the rebuild in addition to the restaurant at Mount Berry Mall’s food court.
In Cartersville, the Chick-fil-A at 115 Cherokee Place also is being rebuilt, from the ground up. “Corporate’s target date is June 4, 2018, but the operator, Glenn Jordan, is pushing to move the date to late May. We will make sure the community knows the exact date as soon as we have one confirmed,” according to a note from the restaurant.
A story in the Daily Tribune News in Cartersville says Jordan is considering using trailers for limited operations near the current site and perhaps another location during the rebuild, importing some menu items from the Chick-fil-A in Emerson at LakePoint.
It is the latest in a series of updates and expansions for Chick-fil-A in Northwest Georgia.
- The Chick-fil-A in Calhoun underwent a major upgrade last July and closed for that entire month before reopening in early August.
- The Riverside temporary location was quickly assembled and opened in Rome last October.
- The restaurant’s newest location, on U.S. 278 in Rockmart, opened last September.
- The Lake Point location opened in January 2017.