Appeal underway over Southside Chick-fil-A

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - An appeal for a Chick-fil-A to be built in Birmingham's Southside will be held on Wednesday.

Chick-fil-A wants to build on the site of the former Ruby Tuesday's near Five Points South.

Many businesses have protested the proposal, saying a drive-thru restaurant does not fit in Five Points South because of possible traffic congestion.

Attorneys representing Chick-fil-A say the site is zoned for a drive-thru restaurant and they want to know why an original decision by the city's Design Review Committee denied its plans.

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