NEW INFORMATION: Plan Commission approves site plan for Eau Claire Wendy's

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Work will begin on a project to tear down a building that housed a Wendy's restaurant and build a new one in its place.

On Tuesday morning, Director of Community Development Darryl Tufte told WEAU 13 News that the Plan Commission has approved a site plan for a Minnesota-based developer who wants to bring Wendy's back to the property at 959 W. Clairemont Avenue in Eau Claire.

Work is expected to start on the property by the end of the week. The Wendy's restaurant on the property closed in November 2012, along with restaurants on South Hastings Way and on Chippewa Mall Drive in Chippewa Falls. The franchisees blamed road construction and mounting debt.
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A developer wants to bring a Wendy's restaurant back to the Chippewa Valley.

The Eau Claire Plan Commission meets Monday night to vote on whether to approve a site plan at the property. Director of Community Development Darryl Tufte says a Minnesota-based developer wants to tear down the building that once housed Wendy's on West Clairemont Avenue and build a new one in the same place. Tufte was unsure of how much the project would cost. The architect on the project says work on tearing down the old building would start by the end of the week if the Plan Commission approves the project. He says the building could be finished by March 2014.

The Wendy's restaurant on the property closed in November 2012, along with restaurants on South Hastings Way and on Chippewa Mall Drive in Chippewa Falls. The franchisees blamed road construction and mounting debt. At the time, the franchisees said that Wendy's will return to Eau Claire, but did not say when.


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