First non-airport area Chick-fil-A under construction in Clifton Park

Construction is underway for a Chick-fil-A in Clifton Park. The restaurant is expected to open this spring, said Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett. The only other Chick-fil-A in the Capital Region right now is beyond security at Albany International Airport, and requires a plane ticket.

The new restaurant is located near Clifton Park Center at the spot where Pier 1 Imports used to be. That building was torn down to build the restaurant.

Barrett said there will be multiple drive-thru lanes.

He expects that the restaurant will be extremely busy at first. Funding for the redevelopment of the 146 corridor from Maxwell Drive to Route 9 has been secured to make life easier for drivers in that area, Barrett said.

Learn about the big economic boost Barrett expects the restaurant will bring to the local economy by watching the video of Jonathan Hunters story.