Chick-fil-A still planning Helena location, city official says

Nolan Lister

Chick-fil-A still intends to open a Helena location, according to Helena Community Development Department Director Chris Brink.

Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins inquired during Wednesday evening’s administrative meeting about proposed openings of the fast-food chains Chick-fil-A and Panera Bread.

“What the heck is going on with those people?,” Collins said. “Whether they’re coming or not coming or whether this is just a fib?”

Brink said Chick-fil-A initially planned to open a location at the former Shopko site at Custer and Montana avenues, but pulled out over “some issues with shared parking agreements.”

“Don’t know the whole back story, but Chick-fil-A has pulled out of the Shopko location,” he said. “I can’t say specifically or with any definitive answer or information, but Chick-fil-A is not going away from the city.”

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Brink said the Atlanta-based, nationwide chain is now looking at a location on Washington Street “just south of Costco, Hobby Lobby and Home Depot.”

“That is very nice to hear,” Collins said.

The company opened its Billings location Thursday and has Montana restaurants in Missoula and Kalispell.

Chick-fil-A operates 2,900 restaurants across 48 states as well as in the District of

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