Chick-Fil-A loses Five Points South appeal

By Ashley Nix

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Chick-Fil-A lost Monday its appeal to open a restaurant in the busy Five Points South district in Birmingham.

Chick-Fil-A had asked the city to reconsider a decision by the city's Design Review Committee denying the restaurant a plan to open a location in the former Ruby Tuesday building at the corner of Highland Ave. and 20th Street South.  However, the appeal committe on Monday unanimously upheld the Design Review Committee's decision, denying the application.

The Design Review Committee initially denied the application because it said a Chick-Fil-A restaurant, with a drive-thru, did not fit the Five Points South area and would cause tremendous traffic problems.

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