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NEWS BRIEF: Chick-fil-A expansion plans in Poncey-Highland getting thwarted

No ‘chikin’ on Ponce

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Photo credit: Courtesy Chick-fil-A
Homegrown chicken-sandwich peddler Chick-fil-A is discovering it doesn't have quite enough clout to set up shop in Atlanta’s Poncey-Highland neighborhood. Development plans filed by the company are running afoul of the area’s preservation rules “in fairly significant ways,” says Lianne Deren, a member of the district’s subcommittee and the Poncey-Highland Neighborhood Association. Among other proposals, Chick-fil-A wants to demolish Dugan’s Restaurant & Bar on Ponce De Leon Avenue and build two new locations within four miles of each other in the district. urbanize.city