By Leanna Coy.
Construction of the Chick-fil-A Express at Northwestern State is still underway. So far, no clear date has been set for its opening.
Drake Owens, assistant vice-president for external affairs, said that getting the concrete poured and the weather are some of the reasons the project has been delayed. He said there was a transition period between finishing Northwestern State Marketplace’s bookstore and starting the Chick-fil-A side.
“When we started the Chick-fil-A side we started with different contractors than the marketplace,” Owens said. “We’re working diligently to get it open, and we’ll keep the student body updated on the progress.”
Owens also noted that a crosswalk and additional parking are being added. Some NSU students have voiced concerns about the placement of the restaurant.
“They put it in a bad spot with super bad traffic,” said Elizabeth Peterson, a junior.
The restaurant is expected to be finished in late December or early next semester.
Jace Jordan, freshman, said he is excited for the new restaurant. “I’m excited about the Chick-fil-A on campus because it will add more options for food on and off campus,” he said.
Photo by Hannah Pettus.