Of all the different retail news I try to keep track of, there is one development that many readers frequently request I look into. That’s the construction (or lack thereof) of the Steak ‘n Shake restaurant at Crossroads Mall.
Construction on the restaurant has been delayed several times. It was first scheduled to begin in September. Then, delays in opening several other restaurants in Virginia bumped construction back to March.
Now into the first week of April, there’s still no sign of work at the pad site, next to McDonald’s off Hershberger Road.
Tuesday afternoon I spoke with Lee Garvin, the franchisee’s director of real estate and development. He said the corporate office requested the franchisee make several changes to the building plan, which has delayed the project again. He now expects work to begin in 30 to 45 days. If it gets started on time, we can expect a late August or early September opening.
“We are trying to do our best to get this going,” Garvin said. “We’re looking forward to getting there.”