Chick-Fil-A to Demolish Cumberland Presbyterian Building on Union?

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According to Memphis Heritage, Chick-Fil-A has applied to the city's construction codes department to demolish the former Cumberland Presbyterian Church book store at Union and Rembert.

Last month, Chick-Fil-A announced plans to develop the property, but Memphis Heritage hoped to meet with the company to discuss the possibility of saving the Gothic Revival building.

Memphis Heritage president June West contacted Chick-Fil-A and reminded them that "ultimately Chick-Fil-A will want to be a part of the Midtown community and want to receive the trust and respect from area customers."

Perry Ragsdale, vice president of design and construction for Chick-Fil-A, responded, "We are currently in the negotiation and inspection period and it is not appropriate for us to meet with you at this time."

-- Michael Finger

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