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Shops of Philips to start with Wendy’s
« on: May 19, 2016, 11:18:19 AM »
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By Karen Brune Mathis, Managing Editor

A Philips Highway site cleared of a call center and prepared for development could soon host its first new construction — a Wendy’s restaurant.
Wendy’s is the first fast-food restaurant confirmed as one of the initial projects at the Shops of Philips, at the busy traffic corner of Emerson Street and Philips Highway.

A 3,500-square-foot Wendy’s, with a drive thru, is planned on just under an acre at the 3100 Emerson St. site.

Project manager Larry Matthews, a vice president with landowner Demetree Brothers Inc., said the Wendy’s site is under contract and scheduled to close in June.

Matthews said letters of intent have been submitted for a retail store and another fast-food restaurant, but he would not identify them.

“We’re off to a good start,” he said.

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Re: Shops of Philips to start with Wendy’s
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2016, 12:43:10 PM »
Gamechanger alert!!!   A Wendy's . . . . . . . . . with a drive thru!
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Re: Shops of Philips to start with Wendy’s
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 12:49:29 PM »
Gamechanger alert!!!   A Wendy's . . . . . . . . . with a drive thru!

Well, it's got to start somewhere...why not with a Wendy's?

Maybe it will fill a need for the people in that area. It'll certainly get some highway traffic, which is a good thing (out of town money is always good).
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Re: Shops of Philips to start with Wendy’s
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2016, 03:01:08 PM »
Gamechanger alert!!!   A Wendy's . . . . . . . . . with a drive thru!

They'll need a way to feed the thousands of office workers in the soon to be proposed skyscrapers on the site.  This is just the first stage of an absolute GAME CHANGER

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Re: Shops of Philips to start with Wendy’s
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 03:19:15 PM »
Haha...that is hilarious.

But it's good to see something develop in my old hood. Not that University Blvd/Emerson was ever that great, but it's definitely gotten worse over the past few decades.  At least University and Richard Rd had an iHOP and a few motels before. Now it's just an empty overgrown lot just like this corner of Philips & Emerson.


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Re: Shops of Philips to start with Wendy’s
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 03:51:33 PM »
Beats what's there now!

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Re: Shops of Philips to start with Wendy’s
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 04:24:50 PM »
I'd been wondering when they would get around to starting that project. The land has been cleared for quite a while.