TROY — The west of Troy is booming with several new businesses gearing up for their grand openings after the beginning of the year.
The much anticipated opening of Chick-fil-A restaurant, located at 1901 W. Main St., on the corner of West Main Street and Stanfield Road will open on Jan. 19, 2017.
The grand opening includes the restaurant chain’s “First 100” program rewards the first 100 customers at the grand opening event with the ultimate prize of free Chick-fil-A meals for a year. Eligible winners must reside in the local area and have valid identification with eligible zip codes to win the free meal a week for a year. For a full list of eligible zip codes, visit the company’s website at www.chick-fil-a.com
According to the city of Troy’s public service and safety director Patrick Titterington, currently there are no plans to alter the intersection of West Main, Stanfield and Experiment Farm roads at this time.
A new Starbucks store will open next to the Chick-fil-A restaurant. The two-tenant buildings will also share space with a mattress store and a mobile phone store. The tentative opening date for Starbucks is by the end of the month or the first of the year, but no set opening date has been announced at this time.
In the same area, a Tim Horton’s restaurant will occupy the space where the former Sonic restaurant used to be located at 1998 W. Main St. The Tim Horton’s will be the city’s second franchise. The opening of that restaurant is expected early in the new year.
Earlier this year, the former site of the Friendly’s restaurant was razed for a Circle K gas station.
The Meijer store, located at 1900 W. Main St., also had a face-lift with a $6 million renovation project this year.
In the Troy Towne Park, the $18 million StoryPoint assisted living facility is expected to open next March, according to the facility’s website.
On Oct. 17, city council authorized a not to exceed $180,000 contract with Cincinnati-based Strand Associates for a West Main Street corridor study. The study will be performed from I-75 to Cherry Street. The study is to provide a plan and evaluate infrastructure improvements to address growth needs and safety concerns for the next 20 years.
The study would provide multiple transportation solutions (including vehicular, bicyclists, pedestrian, etc.), evaluate high accident areas for safety improvements, and determine needed infrastructure improvements.
The study will include public meetings, provide feasible construction alternatives, and provide preliminary construction cost estimates. The Ohio Department of Transportation has scheduled a resurfacing of the streets in 2020, but the schedule may be adjusted if necessary, according to city officials.