The York City council Tuesday unanimously approved on Tuesday the final land development plan for Chick-fil-A.
The chicken chain will build a 4,736-square-foot store at 922 Loucks Road, the site of the former Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon.
Chick-fil-A has already received its highway occupancy certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, according to Kevin Schreiber, economic and community development director. Upon city council approval, demolition may begin, he said.
The restaurant will tear down the old Lone Star to make room for a single-story restaurant with 117 indoor seats, 16 seasonal outdoor seats and a drive-thru, according to plans submitted to the city's planning commission.
Fairlane Drive may be widened during the construction, and Chick-fil-A will give the city $15,000 to be used for a traffic study, according to Justin Thornton, an engineer for the restaurant chain.
Chick-fil-A officials could not be reached to confirm an opening date.
The new store will be the first business on a site left vacant since Lone Star closed during the beginning of 2008.
Chick-fil-A operates stores in Shrewsbury and in the West Manchester Mall, and another is planned in Springettsbury Township.
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