BEAVERCREEK — The previous deal for Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers coming to Beavercreek recently fell through, but the famous chicken establishment found a new home.
Chicken lovers will soon see the beginnings of its newests restaurant in the concrete slab of a parking lot in front of AtHome or where the old K-Mart was located across the road from the Greene.
“The goal is to break up the sea of asphalt,” Beavercreek said. ‘It’ll add to the aesthetics of the area and add some green space.”
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is planning on constructing a 3,500 square foot establishment in the Greene Crossing Development located on Indian Ripple Road. The establishment will be located to the west of Waffle House at the southeast corner of the lot.
The original location of this facility was to be placed at North Fairfield and Kemp Road. The plans for that location, will not change much for this one.
Some of the concerns that were presented to the city were that of increased traffic and of the farmers market.
Beavercreek resident Marsha Pierce said that the area is already too congested and that the traffic through this parking lot was “crazy,” no one knows where to go because the traffic pattern is not clearly marked. With the addition of the car wash and AtHome, traffic has increased.
City officials don’t share this concern. They believe that the addition of Raising Cane’s Chicken would help define where traffic needs to go, with the new landscaping design and added direction ques.
City council member Melissa Litteral suggested that the traffic pattern be re-evaluated after development and opening to see if the lights need to be adjusted.
As far as the farmer’s market its not the city’s decision as to where that will be located, but staff said they will encourage them to continue at this location.