Is Chick-Fil-A coming to Spokane?

SPOKANE, Wash. - We get it. You love your chicken sandwiches and want more than anything for Chick-Fil-A to come to Spokane. 

Well, we have news. Sort of. 

Chick-Fil-A Inc. has filed a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) permit application with the City of Spokane for a parcel of land at 9304 N. Newport Highway. 

The permit application includes a request to expand the lot to 4,833 square feet, install 80 parking stalls, associated curbing, sidewalks, landscaping and a trash enclosure among other things.  

The permit application was filed by Don Ikeler, whose LinkedIn Profile states he’s the West Region Development Director for Chick-Fil-A.

Sounds legit, right? 

Despite all of this, when asked for comment, Chick-Fil-A Inc.’s press team issued the followed statement:

We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hopes of serving existing and new customers great food with remarkable service. While we hope to serve the Spokane, Washington, community in the future, we do not currently have any locations to confirm.

Here's where you need to pay attention to the wording. Chick-Fil-A Inc. stated they do not have any locations to confirm, but that is because their request to build has not been approved. 

Now that the SEPA permit application has been filed, there will be a period where the public can offer comment about the proposal to the City of Spokane Planning and Development department. That period runs through June 21. 

Once that date comes, the SEPA permit will either be granted or denied. Then, you can expect an official announcement. According to the application, if approved, plans will be submitted in July with the company hoping to break-ground soon after. 

We’ll leave you with that. 

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