Chick-fil-A gets demolition, building permits

Monday, April 11, 2011

The City of Cape Girardeau has issued a demolition permit for the former Pizza Inn building to make way for a Chick-fil-A restaurant, 3333 Gordonville Road, at the intersection of William Street and Saint Francis Drive.

Chick-fil-A has also been issued a building permit to start construction on the 4,596 square-foot restaurant.

The restaurant will have 138 seats inside and a drive-thru window. There will be 50 parking spaces on the nearly one acre site. Chick-fil-A will add 90 locations to its restaurant portfolio this year, including 71 stand-alone locations, four mall/in-line restaurants and 15 licensed outlets, according to its website.

* Menards site divided: A plan to subdivide the site of the proposed Menards development was approved this week by the Cape Girardeau City Council. The 22-acre site at the corner of Siemers Drive and Bloomfield Road, owned by RAD Management LLC, will be split into three lots. A Menards store will be built on the largest lot, a 16.3-acre site in the center of the property, according to plans filed with the city. Two smaller lots will be split off. There will be a 1.3-acre lot of the west end of the property and a 2-acre lot on the southeast corner of the property. Menards is the nation's third-largest home improvement retailer. Plans for the $8 million development include a 162,340-square-foot retail store, outdoor garden center and lumber warehouse building.

n NARS expands: National Asset Recovery Services (NARS) has acquired Integrity Financial Partners. This acquisition adds Integrity's four call centers in Overland Park, Kan., St. Charles, Mo., Columbus, Ohio, and Santiago, Chile, to NARS call center operations. These operations employ about 300 people. NARS, headquartered in St. Louis, employs more than 3,000 people at call centers in St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Minneapolis and Monticello, Minn., Decorah, Iowa; Panama City, Panama; and Montego Bay, Jamaica.

* Jackson Video Game Center opens: Gaming Grounds video game center has opened at 131 W. Main St. in Jackson. It is owned by Lonnie Chapman. Customers may buy, sell and trade games, as well as play any game in the store's library. For more information, visit

n New massage business: Massages by Mary has opened at 1749 Independence St. in Cape Girardeau, according to a business license filed at city hall. The owner is Marc Jackson.

* Copier business opens: GFI Digital has opened at 2504 William St., Suite 5 in Cape Girardeau, according to a business license filed at city hall. The copier and printer sales and service company is owned by Bruce Gibbs of St. Louis.

Southeast Missourian business reporter Melissa Miller may be contacted at 388-3646 or

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