A Chick-fil-A restaurant is planned off Old Winder Highway/Ga. 211 in a growing retail-medical office area at the Gwinnett-Hall county line in Braselton.
Company officials declined to give details on the project “until we receive all approvals/permits,” spokeswoman Kristen Ferretti said Wednesday.
The restaurant, which will be at the corner of Ga. 211 and Thompson Mill Road, got the Braselton Town Council’s approval Monday night. Specifically, Chick-fil-A was seeking approval to permit a restaurant business with a drive-thru.
The 5,000-square-foot eatery also will feature an indoor playground, according to the application from Chick-fil-A and the property owner, Auburn-based Highpointe Properties.
The restaurant would be part of a larger development, with five other parcels on now-vacant land fronting Ga. 211 between Thompson Mill Road and Friendship Road/Ga. 347, according to a map attached to the application.
The map shows other retail development on the site, as well as an interconnecting road. No other tenant information is given.
So, customers would reach the Chick-fil-A using the access road off Thompson Mill. One of the conditions for approval, however, was that drive-thru lanes wouldn’t be on the Thompson Mill side of the development, according to the Monday meeting’s agenda.
The entire area around Ga. 347, which runs through South Hall, and Ga. 211 is developing fast. Medical offices particularly are springing up in the wake of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton’s opening in April 2015.
Tim Evans, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of economic development, has said, “Not only will you have medical facilities (in the area), but also retail businesses that follow along right around them — pharmacies, restaurants, you name it.”