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Chick-Fil-A coming to Midtown

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More than a dozen years after being forced out of its downtown location, Chick-fil-a is set to return to the urban core with a restaurant set to open later this year next to Starbucks at SSM St. Anthony Hospital.

Sandra Payne, spokeswoman at St. Anthony, said the popular fast food restaurant will be opening in the 1,816-square-foot space previously leased to a limited operation Walgreens.

The new location is smaller than a free-standing restaurant and won’t have a drive-through, but it is set to offer breakfast, lunch and dinner with the possibility of late night operations.

“It will be a great option for employees – they will be able to use their app so that they won’t have to wait on a line,” Payne said. “We felt like this also was an opportunity enhance late night food options for our visitors, patients and employees.”

Payne said the Walgreens closed in December, 2017 and soon after hospital staff learned about food operator Sodexo working with partners like Chick-fil-a at hospitals outside of Oklahoma.

A Chick-fil-a previously operated on the ground floor at the Park-Harvey building until 2006 when it was redeveloped from offices to apartments.

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