[UPDATE Feb. 2018: Freestanding Chick-fil-A Coming to LaVale.]
(Note: If you are reading this post in the first quarter of 2017, click here for an update.)
Originally Posted May 31, 2016
Hearing about what’s going on the corner of National Highway and Winchester Road in LaVale, Md., is like playing the telephone game.
Ask just about anyone in the area and they’ll give you what they heard about what’s coming to the former Hafer Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home at 1302 National Highway.
[Again, if you’re still reading this, this article was originally published in May 2016. On April 26, 2017, developer PennTex reached an agreement with Dollar General for 1302 National Highway.]
The problem is there is no paper trail giving anything away. At least no electronic paper trail. Writing about a retail rumor should give you an idea about how I go about reporting these deals.
These are just people in the community working different jobs that I’ve run into that have each heard the same rumor. Maybe from different people, maybe the same person.
Three different people told me a Five Guys Burgers and Fries and a Panera Bread was going there.
Another person told me there was supposed to be three restaurants there. And then another person said they heard that the third restaurant would be Dunkin’ Donuts.
I saw the same person who told about about Dunkin’ Donuts and said Five Guys isn’t going in—it’s going to be a building with Chipotle and Dunkin’ and that one of the local Fire Marshals signed off on the plan.
Well, none of this is panning out yet.
[Editor’s Note: Chipotle is coming here after all. Looking for the story on Chipotle coming to LaVale? Click Here.]