Chick-fil-a denied Five Points location by community leaders

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham leaders have rejected an offer to build a Chick-fil-a in the Five Points neighborhood. The city's Design Review Committee says the plan does not fit with the character of the neighborhood. The restaurant would have moved into the old Ruby Tuesday location at the corner of 20th and Highland.
Among the concerns keeping "Chick fil-a" out of Five Points are the possible traffic problems.

"The traffic would just be a tremendous concern for a drive thru," said Danny Jones with the Five Points South Neighborhood Association. "I don't see how the neighborhood could accommodate the traffic."

Attorneys representing Chick-fil-a say they are exploring their options. They do have the ability to appeal the committee's decision.

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