CAPITAL CITY BANK is closing its U.S. Hwy. 84 East drive-up facility on Nov. 30 and a developer is seeking a variance from the city’s zoning ordinance in hopes of locating a new fast food restaurant on the property, located at 397 U.S. 84 East. A public hearing on the variance request will be held Nov. 19.
A public hearing will be held next week to consider a request by an out-of-town development firm seeking a variance from the city’s zoning ordinance that could result in a new fast food restaurant coming to Cairo.
Southeastern Retail Development LLC, which has offices in Santa Rosa, Florida, Atlanta and Birmingham, is seeking a variance from the setback requirements of the city code.
The property the firm is interested in is the current location of the Capital City Bank’s U.S. 84 drive-up facility, 397 U.S. 84 E., which the bank has announced will be closing Nov. 30.
Sources with knowledge of the project say the site could become home to a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant.
A request for comment from Southeastern Retail Development has gone unanswered.
According to Popeyes website, the company is one of the world’s largest chicken quick service restaurants in the United States and the firm has more than 2,700 restaurants across the nation and the world.
The Cairo Planning Commission’s public hearing is set for Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Cairo City Council chamber, 101-B North Broad Street.