Chick-fil-A to replace long-closed Ruby Tuesday in Champaign

Chick-fil-A to replace long-closed Ruby Tuesday in Champaign

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CHAMPAIGN — Chick-fil-A is making plans to open a new restaurant in Champaign.

According to a building-permit application received by the city Thursday, the chain would be a tenant in a new building on the site of the former Ruby Tuesday restaurant at 2301 N. Prospect Ave., C.

The new building will be one story with a drive-thru, according to the permit application.

The permit is under review, and no further information — such as time frame or building size — was available.

The owner was identified as LG Champaign LLC of Dallas, Texas, which bought the property for $1.7 million in September 2017, according to county records.

The applicant is Chipman Design Architecture, which has worked on other Chick-fil-A locations.

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, which is known for its chicken sandwiches and wraps, already has more than 40 locations in Illinois, several of them in university communities.

The Ruby Tuesday building has been vacant since July 2016, when the franchise owner closed all of his Illinois restaurants.

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