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#579419
In the Hobby Lobby parking lot. Is this evangelical version of Googling Google, thus making the world explode? Wonder if corporate is just trying to go for the record of most CFA's within a 2 mile radius (I think this would be 4 right?) Not saying it's not warranted, especially after any visit to the main one on wards. So after the (rumored) addition of the one on Timberlake and 221, we'll have 6 I believe.

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#579422
I've never known a Baptist that didn't like fried chicken--until Ballcoach. :oldhag
#579427
ballcoach15 wrote: June 28th, 2019, 6:25 pm Cider the next time I am in Forest area I'll holler at ya, and we can go to BK on 221.
I'm all in for that, Ballcoach!
#579432
rogers3 wrote: June 28th, 2019, 9:02 pm Will be be closing the Candlers Mtn. drive thru, though.
That's what I understand too. Also, one day last week while leaving work, the drive thru's message board said "Here we grow again! Timberlake 2020". The next day it just said "Here we grow again".
#579436
The other CFA has been doing paperwork on a new site on 221 by Aldi. I'm surprised that some of the heavier traveled corridors have so few options, but that may be changing, especially in regards to the US 501/221 intersection.
#625013
Anyone know of the status of CFA in any other locations in Lynchburg? I always find it amusing that technically we only have one sit down CFA in the entire city. I live off Old Graves Mill Road so I was hoping to see one pop up next to sheetz on Timberlake, but sadly it looks like that didn't happen and instead we get the second place prize of...another car wash??

The gas station next to Brookville is demolished...can't imagine it going in there though. Although if how the new Starbucks was approved in their janky, tight location next to Lowes, I'm sure the city planners just take the philosophy of jamming a square peg into a round hole and calling it good. I seriously don't understand the market research down in CFA HQ that looks at Lynchburg and says "nah... we have enough."
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#625014
What is the obsession with these car washes anyway? There’s already one just down the street on Timberlake, next to the Social Security office.

If anyone has tried to get Chick-Fil-A from Wards road recently, you know that it’s a 20-minute ordeal. The other strange quirk is that the 3 local restaurants are all within two miles of each other. A Chick-Fil-A across town anywhere in Lynchburg would absolutely clean up.
#625015
rhezick wrote: April 16th, 2021, 9:35 am Anyone know of the status of CFA in any other locations in Lynchburg?... I seriously don't understand the market research down in CFA HQ that looks at Lynchburg and says "nah... we have enough."
No, I don't know, but I can't imagine that is the case. I wonder if the pandemic has caused delays in their plans.
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#625017
alabama24 wrote: April 16th, 2021, 10:13 am
rhezick wrote: April 16th, 2021, 9:35 am Anyone know of the status of CFA in any other locations in Lynchburg?... I seriously don't understand the market research down in CFA HQ that looks at Lynchburg and says "nah... we have enough."
No, I don't know, but I can't imagine that is the case. I wonder if the pandemic has caused delays in their plans.
I know that the drive-thru CFA was supposed to move to the Hobby Lobby parking lot but that has at least been delayed by Covid, if not cancelled altogether.
#625067
rhezick wrote: April 16th, 2021, 9:35 am Anyone know of the status of CFA in any other locations in Lynchburg? I always find it amusing that technically we only have one sit down CFA in the entire city. I live off Old Graves Mill Road so I was hoping to see one pop up next to sheetz on Timberlake, but sadly it looks like that didn't happen and instead we get the second place prize of...another car wash??

The gas station next to Brookville is demolished...can't imagine it going in there though. Although if how the new Starbucks was approved in their janky, tight location next to Lowes, I'm sure the city planners just take the philosophy of jamming a square peg into a round hole and calling it good. I seriously don't understand the market research down in CFA HQ that looks at Lynchburg and says "nah... we have enough."
I'll take no offense by your suggestion that Lynchburg has a poor planning philosophy, and since both of the projects you speak of are actually in Campbell County, I'll just assume you didn't aren't from around here.
#625073
alabama24 wrote: April 16th, 2021, 8:51 pm Perhaps we should assume Rogers isn’t from Lynchburg. :lol: In his defense, many long timers remember when that wasn’t in Lynchburg and “Brookville” was down the road a couple miles.
Well, I might know more about that than most folks have a right to know... Plus, you can always look at Google...
The 7-11 property is the border of the city as is the Lowe's parking lot right along the back of Starbucks parking lot.
stokesjokes wrote: April 16th, 2021, 8:45 pm Looking at the map, they’re both in Lynchburg proper. The Campbell line is Laxton road, both of those locations are north of that line.
The city GIS is your friend!
#625865
rogers3 wrote: April 16th, 2021, 8:32 pm
rhezick wrote: April 16th, 2021, 9:35 am Anyone know of the status of CFA in any other locations in Lynchburg? I always find it amusing that technically we only have one sit down CFA in the entire city. I live off Old Graves Mill Road so I was hoping to see one pop up next to sheetz on Timberlake, but sadly it looks like that didn't happen and instead we get the second place prize of...another car wash??

The gas station next to Brookville is demolished...can't imagine it going in there though. Although if how the new Starbucks was approved in their janky, tight location next to Lowes, I'm sure the city planners just take the philosophy of jamming a square peg into a round hole and calling it good. I seriously don't understand the market research down in CFA HQ that looks at Lynchburg and says "nah... we have enough."
I'll take no offense by your suggestion that Lynchburg has a poor planning philosophy, and since both of the projects you speak of are actually in Campbell County, I'll just assume you didn't aren't from around here.
I apologize if I offended. I don't know who you are or what you do. Yes correct, I'm just speaking generically of Lynchburg. It just seems (and I'm sure I'm missing something) as opposed to other areas such as Roanoke, things are more tight, despite Lynchburg city being 7 square miles bigger than Roanoke. I'm sure there's other factors I'm missing. More of the atypical city resident grumbling without proper perspective :D
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