Cheektowaga okays Chick-fil-A construction

The Chick-fil-A construction team meets with Cheektowaga officials at Alexander Community Center the afternoon of May 29th for a pre-construction meeting. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
The Chick-fil-A construction team meets with Cheektowaga officials at Alexander Community Center the afternoon of May 29th for a pre-construction meeting. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA – Cheektowaga’s Supervising Code Enforcement Officer Richard Coburn says construction on the town’s first Chick-fil-A can start as soon as tomorrow.

“The permit is all ready to be approved as long as we get all the documentation from the contractor and finalize insurances.  They’re ready to start,” Mr. Coburn told Cheektowaga Chronicle after a pre-construction meeting with the Chick-fil-A construction team Tuesday afternoon.

The 24-minute meeting at Alexander Community Center raised a few last-minute housekeeping issues with the construction project such as adding a screen to the fence to cut down on dust getting blown onto Walden Avenue and what times workers can be on the job site to conform with the town’s noise ordinances.  Another concern of Mr. Coburn’s was the small size of the construction site.

“We try not to bring stuff in until it goes up because ultimately a temporary fence is securing it, so I don’t want stuff becoming missing,” said Jason Austin of Frontier Building Corporation, the project’s contractor.  “Even light poles come in when we’re ready to put the light poles up.  Rebar will be one of the things to come in, but it’ll come in and get used up, and then something else will come in.” 

Mr. Austin expects to get rolling as soon as his subcontractors are in place.  After that, he aims to have the parking lot paved and his workers inside a heated building by the end of September.

The restaurant is scheduled to open either this upcoming December or January.

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