Chick-fil-A may open restaurant at Drexel Town Square

Chick-fil-A hopes to open a restaurant at the Drexel Town Square development in Oak Creek.

The City of Oak Creek Plan Commission will review the Atlanta-based chicken fast food chain’s application at its January 27 meeting.

The 4,876-square-foot restaurant would be located at 150 W. Town Square Way, immediately to the west of the Water Street Brewery that is currently being built in the development. It will include a drive-through, an indoor play area and an outdoor seating area. About 45 employees would work at the restaurant.

Chick-fil-A also has a restaurant at Regency Mall in Racine and recently opened restaurants in Brookfield and Greendale.

“I’ve heard two things when residents ask me about the town square,” said Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi. “One is ‘Are we getting a Chick-fil-A?’ and the other is ‘Are we getting a steak house?’”

Scaffidi worked with Chick-fil-A over the past several months to secure the Drexel Town Square location and is talking to potential steak house operators about opening a restaurant at the development, he said.

Drexel Town Square is the mixed-use development under construction at the 85-acre former Delphi plant site southwest of Howell and Drexel avenues in Oak Creek. The project will create a downtown for Oak Creek and will include a new City Hall and library, a town square, a mixed-use Main Street, apartments, restaurants, a four-story Four Points by Sheraton hotel, a Froetert medical center, a fitness facility and a big box Meijer store. Wispark LLC is leading a team of developers for the project.

There will also be about three or four restaurants in the Main Street portion of the development that Wired Properties is developing, Scaffidi said. Those may include options like sushi and Mexican food.

“We want to have a pretty wide spectrum of restaurants out there,” including both popular chains and unique local restaurants, he said. “Those details are still being worked out.”

“The decision by Chick-fil-A to pursue a location at Drexel Town Square is yet another indication of the strength of the retail market in Oak Creek,” Scaffidi said.

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