KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Chick-fil-A restaurant on East Stone Drive could soon be getting a makeover.
Plans for the demolition and construction of a new Chick-fil-A at the same location have been submitted to the City of Kingsport.
According to the plans, the entire site will be demolished, including the existing 3,971 square-foot building. It will be replaced by a 4,971 square-foot restaurant that will feature a dual fulfillment drive-thru plus “order meal delivery and face-to-face canopy systems.” The proposed two-lane drive-thru and relocation of the drive-thru entrance are expected to reduce back-ups and improve traffic flow.
Renderings also show plans to construct an outdoor patio dining area with 32 seats.
The plans list a tentative construction start date of July and an estimated end date of December.
News Channel 11 reached out to the operator of the East Stone Drive Chick-fil-A and received the following statement:
We are in the process of preparing for construction at Chick-fil-A Stone Drive. The location will likely close later this year and will reopen once construction is complete.Chick-fil-A
The East Stone Drive location is the only Chick-fil-A in Kingsport, however, there are locations in Johnson City, Bristol, Elizabethton, and Greeneville.