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Chick-fil-A to Build in Sherman Oaks After Eliminating Drive-though

A controversial Chick-fil-A restaurant proposed in Sherman Oaks has been approved by community members who had concerns about traffic, noise and architectural conservancy.

The fast-food restaurant chain has agreed to remove a drive-through component and restore the original Googie-style architecture.

“I appreciate receiving motions from both Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee and board of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association unanimously recommending support for exactly this outcome: a sit-down Chick-fil-A restaurant without the drive-through component,” Los Angeles City Councilmember Nithya Raman said in a news release. “I am hopeful that this outcome will allow us to move forward quickly to reactivate and restore a site that has been left vacant for far too long.”

Principal development lead for Chick-fil-A, Carlos Arias, said the company is grateful for the collaboration between city leaders and community members that made the project possible.

“Chick-fil-A always strives to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve. At our new location in Sherman Oaks, we can’t wait to share our delicious food prepared with high-quality ingredients and deliver the remarkable service that makes Chick-fil-A different from any other restaurant,” Arias said.

Hannah Madans Welk
Hannah Madans Welk
Hannah Madans Welk is a managing editor at the Los Angeles Business Journal and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. She previously covered real estate for the Los Angeles Business Journal. She has done work with publications including The Orange County Register, The Real Deal and doityourself.com.

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