Say goodbye to Shogun and be prepared to welcome a new Chick-fil-A restaurant at Columbus Park Crossing.
Demolition crews were busy Tuesday putting the finishing touches on their destruction of the former Shogun Japanese restaurant at 5520 Whittlesey Blvd. in Columbus. The 6,807-square-foot structure is now a heap of building materials being hauled away to make room for the 4,999-square-foot Chick-fil-A in front of retailers Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kohl’s.
No timeline has been given for the opening of the Chick-fil-A eatery, although the location that opened at 2730 Manchester Expressway in June did so within four months of the issuance of its March 6 building permit by the city.
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The city issued an $800,000 permit for construction of the future Columbus Park Crossing outlet on Aug. 31. On that same construction timeline, the new Chick-fil-A should be open in time for holiday shoppers to stop there and take a break for a chicken sandwich and waffle fries with lemonade. W.H. Bass is the contractor for both projects.
Like the Manchester Expressway location, Chick-fil-A is setting up the new restaurant in a very popular area, with Columbus Park Crossing a power shopping and restaurant center that draws heavy consumer traffic year-round. It will be sixth standalone Chick-fil-A in the Columbus area. There also is a food court location at Peachtree Mall.