SOUTHINGTON — A Chick-fil-A restaurant is scheduled to open this month in a new plaza on Queen Street.
An Aldi store and GoHealth Urgent Care clinic are already operating in the plaza constructed by local developer John Senese. The Chick-fil-A outlet will open Jan. 11, according to company spokeswoman Cindy Chapman.
“Chick-fil-A will be quite a draw,” said Lou Perillo, the town’s economic development coordinator.
The Aldi store opened on Oct. 5 with a ceremony featuring tours and gift card giveaways.
“It was well-received from people throughout the town, from what I understand,” Perillo said. “Queen Street is still a very powerful retail presence in the region.”
Kirsten Jones, market president for Hartford HealthCare-GoHealth Urgent Care, said the urgent care clinic offers testing, flu shots, care for lacerations and X-rays.
The clinic has four rooms and can see 40 to 50 patients a day. There is always a doctor, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner on duty, Jones said, as well as an X-ray technician.
Two other restaurants, Chipotle and Mission BBQ, are scheduled to open in the plaza in the spring. An 11,000-square foot AAA building is also under construction.
According to the company’s website, Mission BBQ serves beef, pork, poultry and seafood barbecue. It also has a catering menu. The walls are adorned with photos and memorabilia of service men and women, police officers, and emergency responders.
Senese also developed a plaza across the street from the site, which includes Smashburger and Noodles & Company restaurants.