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Chick-Fil-A Restaurant Approved for Brick

Restaurant will be located in Lowe's shopping plaza

Brick's planning board has given its OK for a Chick-Fil-A restaurant to be built in the Lowe's shopping plaza on Route 70 west.

Township Planner Mike Fowler confirmed that the board approved an application to subdivide a piece of the property in the shopping plaza that would allow the restaurant to be built.

"It's on the Lowe's property, in between Lowe's and Raymour and Flanigan," Fowler said.

The restaurant will be set back from Route 70 at approximately the same distance from the highway as the Raymour and Flanigan furniture store, Fowler added.

The restaurant chain has been planning a Brick location for some time. Initial plans before the board from the company date back to 2010, and some tweaks to the plan were made along the way. The restaurant will be conducted as a freestanding building on the newly subdivided lot the board approved.

JB November 23, 2011 at 10:17 PM
Chick fil a is the best fast food out there. I will frequent it often. Good place to bring the kids! I'm tired of driving up to the Howell location.
Sharon Hopler November 23, 2011 at 11:10 PM
Yea, I love Chick Fil A!!!!! Now I wont have to travel to Howell....
C November 23, 2011 at 11:22 PM
What? A CVS across from Walgreen's? Come on now! Is this a joke?
Lori Morrison November 24, 2011 at 12:31 AM
I loved the General Stores!
lucy November 24, 2011 at 12:51 AM
Seamus O'Malley November 24, 2011 at 02:39 AM
I agree Waffle House sounds good, and a Cracker Barrel
Seamus O'Malley November 24, 2011 at 02:42 AM
Many if the buildings that are left empty can be blamed on greedy landlords, I know of business that were in the same location for years and when their leases came up for renewal the landlords did nothing but look for more money. Kennedy plaza comes to mind its just about empty now, wonder why everyone is leaving. Not everyone there went out of business.
Kim E November 24, 2011 at 05:43 AM
Max, please don't blame the landlords, blame the increase in property TAXES......I also miss the General Stores ! Shopping there was an adventure ...... It's now empty.
Daniel Nee (Editor) November 24, 2011 at 05:59 AM
Ahh, Cost Cutters. Or as my grandmother, Brick resident since the 70s, always called it: Cross Fires ;)
disgusted homeowner November 24, 2011 at 02:32 PM
I think new companies coming into Brick should be strongly encouraged to use/rent/buy current vacant properties maybe by using some tax abatements like companies in the Lakewood Indusrial Park have received for re-locating there. We don't really need more NEW retail/commercial buildings going up in town when so many are sitting empty and looking blighted. @Joe Woolston, after general stores closed, 6th avenue electronics bought and renovated the building and closed after only two years in business there. Recently a halloween costume store briefly rented the property but now once again it's being emptied with no potential buyer/renter lined up. General Stores was truly a inique store but as the owner wanted to retire, his children/family did not want to continue the business. Very sad......
Kevin Hughes November 25, 2011 at 02:54 AM
I heard something about the Red Lion restaurant coming down and a new CVS being built on the corner in its place...anyone heard about this? Just what we need...CVS across the street from a Walgreens!
Mike November 25, 2011 at 08:03 PM
Wish I could eat there, but as long as they actively rally against gay marriage, they won't be seeing any of my money.
KingNeptune November 25, 2011 at 09:15 PM
Popeyes would be awesome!
KingNeptune November 25, 2011 at 09:18 PM
For all those crying about how businesses should use existing store fronts, maybe there is a reason they are vacant. High rent, parking and poor location are just some reason why some locations are better then other. That area of 70 is hot right now, not surprised they picked that location.
Mark Wendell November 26, 2011 at 12:41 AM
glad chick fil a is coming. To the person above who said something about Golden Coral they are finally in Jersey with 4 locations, maybe a town like Brick or Toms River will attract them soon.
Lee November 27, 2011 at 01:22 PM
I was hoping for a Whit Castle. We have enough chicken places here. And I also Loved the General Store was broken hearted when it went out of business
Lee November 27, 2011 at 01:23 PM
So sorry type error meant White Castle
Mark Wendell November 27, 2011 at 03:54 PM
Lee, I would not mind a White Castle but that's a company that does not spread itself thin like the ever present Dunkin Dounuts. I helped some friends take displays out of the old General Stores that they bought when it went out of business it was sad to see it being sold off piece by piece.
Kim E November 29, 2011 at 08:26 PM
I like Chick-fil-a,will eat there when they come to Brick ,but they are not the perfect company. Please check: www.eatmorekale.com. Chick -fil-a is fighting this small company about their logo!
Mike D. November 30, 2011 at 06:58 PM
I heard from a coworker of mine that Buffalo Hot Wings is also coming to Brick. She knows because she also works for them. I contacted them thru their website to ask when and exactly where in Brick. They wouldn't say where but said that the new restaurant was tentatively scheduled to open in July 2012. So, I guess we'll see. By the way, I think 6th Ave. Electronics took over the General Store on Brick Blvd. and they have already closed up.
KC December 01, 2011 at 05:28 AM
I went to the Christmas Tree/Costco shopping plaza today and absolutely never ever saw a debacle as witnessed in that poorly planned and insufficient parking lot. It isn't even funny with these big box nightmares anymore.
AJ December 03, 2011 at 02:21 PM
Yes its true a CVS across the street from Walgreens
AJ December 03, 2011 at 02:22 PM
Yes Kevin its true.Red Lion GONE
Mike D. December 03, 2011 at 03:32 PM
Sorry, that should have read Buffalo Wild Wings.
Sean Conneamhe December 09, 2011 at 03:41 PM
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar is taking over the old Blockbuster/Tavern on the Mall location in Kennedy Mall at Hooper Avenue & Brick Boulevard. They begin renovations next month.
fed up February 01, 2012 at 01:06 PM
I really miss the General Store too. As far as Chick-fil-a goes, are they going to be cutting down more trees for this? Isn't there enough vacant land/buildings around to use without destroying more woods?
Beefhearter July 26, 2012 at 10:02 PM
So where is it, 7/26/2012. Some job, planning board. Buffalo Wild Wings, up and running. Quaker Steak and Lube, in the process. Could it be recent comments by company owners have anything to do with it being stalled? Just wondering.
A Resident July 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Why would you blame a planning board for a restaurant not being built after the planning board approved it? Shouldn't you be blaming the restaurant?
Craig Thorner October 26, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Awesome news everyone, read it and be happy: Dear Mr. Thorner: Thank you for taking the time to contact Chick-fil-A. You are very important to us, and we appreciate your interest in Chick-fil-A. Our records indicate that Brick, New Jersey is on our current development plan and is projected to open by July, 2013. As that date approaches, please visit www.chick-fil-a.com and select the "Restaurant Opening” tab at the top of the screen to watch for the exact opening date of this location. Please be aware that posted opening dates are tentative and could change without notice. Again, thank you for your time and interest in Chick-fil-A. Sincerely, Chris Chick-fil-A CARES Chick-fil-A...We Didn't Invent The Chicken, Just The Chicken Sandwich. On the Web at www.chick-fil-a.com P.S. Please retain your ticket number. This will help us locate your information should you need us again. {ticketno:[8001933557]}
. February 23, 2013 at 09:09 PM
How sad that you think this garbage is the best food ever! Do you ever eat out in a real restaruant....one that isn't chain garbage food? You have serious issues if you feel this way about frozen chicken!


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