Braselton Planning Commission
What: Culver’s restaurant seeking approval to have a drive-thru
When: 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Where: Braselton Police and Municipal Court Building, 5040 Ga. 53
More eateries are coming to Braselton, including a possible Culver’s restaurant.
The restaurant chain specializing in burgers and frozen custard is seeking approval to have a drive-thru, with a meeting set before the Braselton Planning Commission on Aug. 28.
Culver’s is planned off Old Winder Highway/Ga. 211 in a growing retail and medical office area at the Gwinnett-Hall county line.
The 4,310-square-foot restaurant would be part of the High Pointe development, with other parcels being developed on now-vacant land fronting Ga. 211 between Thompson Mill Road and Friendship Road/Ga. 347.
“This project will be a positive addition to the town, fully in keeping with the Highway
211 commercial corridor and providing positive economic benefits and opportunities for
the town and its citizens,” attorney John E. Stell Jr. said in a July 12 letter to Braselton officials.
A map depicting the Culver’s restaurant also shows a future Dunkin’ Donuts location.
The doughnut chain has received all of its needed permits, Braselton planning director Kevin D. Keller said.
Also planned in the High Pointe development is a Chick-fil-A restaurant. The 5,000-square-foot eatery also will feature an indoor playground.
“We are nearing the end with the Chick-fil-A plan review and expect to issue permits soon,” Keller said.
In addition, Marble Slab Creamery and Great American Cookie Co., as a combined business, are setting up shop in the Mulberry Walk shopping center at the Gwinnett-Hall line.
“They are currently undergoing renovation work right now on the space,” Keller said.
“We hope to open in mid-September,” said Abril Devaney, who does social media for the business, owned by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Steve and Anita Devaney.
“We’re thrilled (about opening),” Abril said. “All the grandchildren couldn’t be happier. … We’re all buying bigger pants.”
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.”