Chick-fil-A and Aldi approved for planned Staunton Frontier
It's official: Chick-fil-A and Aldi are making their way to Staunton in the coming year.
Last November, WHSV
at the planned Staunton Frontier build site. That is now confirmed.
On Wednesday, WHSV visited Staunton City Hall to get a close-up look at the approved plans for both companies.
Economic leaders in Staunton said Chick-fil-A and Aldi are the first two companies to be approved out of 5 expected to be built at the new Staunton Frontier build site.
to the location.
This is a commercial center in development on the property of the Frontier Culture Museum that's expected to include a major shopping center, just off of U.S. 250 between the Sheetz and the railroad tracks near the I-81 and I-64 interchange.
Two other companies have committed, but they have yet to be announced.
John Avoli, Executive Director with the Frontier Culture Museum, said this will be a great addition to the city, as well as for the museum.
"The development, as it occurs, will generate income for the foundation, and the foundation's purpose for it living as a foundation is to support the Frontier Culture Museum," said Avoli. "So revenue received off of this project will enhance and benefit the museum 100 percent."
Avoli also said the construction in front of the Frontier Culture Museum is totally separate from the Staunton Crossing Construction.
They hope to have the ground work for Chick-fil-A and Aldi completed by June. Then those companies will come in and begin building.