Here’s another “What’s on Your Mind” update.
Plans for a Bojangles’ on U.S. 220 just south of Hunting Hills Plaza are on hold until the franchise owner secures financing.
Stan Seymour, owner of five of the area’s chicken and biscuit restaurants, said the loan for construction should come through this week. He said he’s not worried that he might be turned down because his other restaurants are successful.
Seymour has previously said that it will cost $1.8 million to build the 3,500-square-foot building. He already owns the land.
If the financing comes through, construction could begin in the next 4 to 5 weeks at the corner of U.S. 220 and Old Rocky Mount Road. The restaurant would open by the end of the year, Seymour said.
A sign announcing the new restaurant is no longer posted along U.S. 220 because someone stole it, Seymour said.
Meanwhile, a remodel will start within 30 days at Seymour’s Vinton Bojangles’. That restaurant opened in 1999 and hasn’t had a remodel since. Plans include expanding the parking lot, moving entrances and remodeling the inside of the store so it matches his newer ones.
The restaurant will be open during most of the work.