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Steak 'n Shake planned for mall area
By Blake Belden, Staff Writer
May 9, 2014, 09:25

This rendering shows what a proposed Steak 'n Shake could look like.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS — For those in Colonial Heights who have been experiencing chronic cravings for steakburgers and milkshakes, your appetites can soon be satiated through the development of a Steak ‘n Shake in the Southpark Mall area.

Following a unanimous vote by the Colonial Heights Planning Commission on Tuesday night, plans to bring the diner-style restaurant chain to the area have come to fruition.

Located at the northeast corner of Charles Dimmock Parkway and Jennick Drive, the 3,515-square-foot restaurant building will be situated on a single acre plot of land in front of the vacant Kia/Nissan dealership.

Tuesday’s vote officially finalized government approval for the restaurant, and the last phase before development begins will be to establish the specific engineering design, according to George Schanzenbacher, the director of planning and community development.

Stuart Little, the engineer on the development, said that there were no complications with the report drawn up by the Planning Commission.

“We are ready to go,” Little said, expressing the desire to move forward with the current plans.

Various types of landscaping will be done on the property, including the addition of multiple trees and other planting along all property lines, and a sidewalk will be constructed along the side of Jennick Drive, according to plans drawn up through the Planning Commission.

Right down the street from Sonic and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Steak ‘n Shake is one of multiple new projects planned for the primarily undeveloped area, including Aldi, a 17,018-square-foot discount grocery store alongside Temple Avenue.

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