Groundbreaking for Gaines Township Chick-fil-A set for Thursday

Posted at 4:30 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 16:30:54-04

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The official groundbreaking date for one of the first free-standing Chick-fil-A’s in the state has been set.

Construction is underway at site at 1545 Edgeknoll Drive, near the  M-6 and Kalamazoo Avenue.  The ceremonial groundbreaking is slated for Thursday, August 25, at 2:00 p.m, according to a release from CP Communications. This location is the second free-standing Chick-fil-A under construction in the state.

The groundbreaking will be a private event consisting of local community leaders and Chick-fil-A representatives.

The restaurant is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017. The restaurant is expected to create 80-90 new jobs in the area.

The project was green-lit by the Gaines Township Board of Commissioners in May.