Is Zaxby’s still coming to Greenville?
Published 1:13 pm Friday, March 11, 2016
Greenville will be home to Zaxby’s.
Exactly when is still up in the air, however.
On Thursday, Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon told members of the Rotary Club of Greenville that Zaxby’s officials still plan to locate a restaurant in the Camellia City, but that snags along the way have slowed the process.
McLendon assured Rotarians that the snags were just temporary.
“The good thing about it is, the Zaxby’s people told us the other day that they are coming to Greenville,” McLendon said. “The reason they want to come to Greenville is because they know how hard we have worked on it. So, Zaxby’s is coming. The question is when and where.”
In November, the city announced it would sell a portion of property in the Interstate Plaza shopping center to LA Cluckers Holdings, LLC for $450,000. That property, located in front of Citi Trends, was expected to become home to Zaxby’s.
McLendon also shared about plans to add burial plots to Magnolia Cemetery; the purchase of six houses along East Commerce Street and Walnut Street; and the upcoming Delta Leadership Program, which will take place in April.
“This is something Sen. Richard Shelby helped get certain counties in,” said McLendon. “They sit around and talk about issues and things you can do to make the community better. This is the first (meeting) they’ve ever had in Alabama, and it will be here in Greenville out at LBW. This is a big, big thing for us. Those are the kinds of things we’re trying to do to be able to be prepared for some other projects that are coming.”
McLendon also asked the Rotarians, and citizens of Greenville, to let city officials know of any inaccuracies they’ve noticed in GPS maps of the area.
“We have found a way to go in, they have allowed us to go in, and change the directions so they will be right,” McLendon said.