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Zaxby's Gets the OK to Build on S. Hairston

Demolition of the former Dairy Queen building will begin in a few weeks. The restaurant franchisee asked for, and got, some exceptions to the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District, and made changes to its landscaping design, too.

The DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals has approved Zaxby's request for variances, or exceptions, to the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District.

The restaurant, working with the surrounding neighborhoods, is also making  changes to its streetscape design, said Jan Costello, coordinator of the overlay district committee.

The code in the Greater Hidden Hills Overlay District calls for buildings to be no more than 20 feet from the street. Zaxby's asked that its location be 67.5 feet from the street to make room for the drive-through and handicapped parking.

Daryl Cook, president of Watts & Browning Engineers Inc., said through e-mail correspondence that the existing sidewalk in front of the property will be removed to allow for a 5 foot landscape strip. Crews will pour a new 5 foot sidewalk behind the landscaping, and then landscape/plant the area behind the sidewalk to the existing parking on the property

Demolition of the existing building on the property site, a former Dairy Queen,  is expected to begin in a few weeks followed by construction of the new Zaxby's after, Cook said through e-mail correspondence. The restaurant owner also  agreed to specific plantings in certain areas for selective screening areas.

The restaurant could possibly open early next year or sooner, Cook said.

See also:

Zaxby's Eyeing Location on S. Hairston

Zaxby's Explains Its Code Variance Requests

Henry Louis Adams September 17, 2012 at 01:55 PM
About time. Some Quality comes to South Hairston. Now, If the night clubs would only relocate to a more suitable area; we could possibly have a good area for family's to stop by and eat. Its still a rap after dark in that area.
Roland Richard September 17, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Meant to post this here: Glad to see some life being pumped into this area...even if it's another place to by chicken strips. Zaxby's should do well there though. I'll probably go there more than all the other existing fast food places. Any word on plans for the abandoned KFC on the other side of Redan?
Leslie Johnson September 17, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Hi Henry! Thanks for reading. What are your thoughts on having a jumping place (with those huge inflatables) for kids or a Chuck E. Cheese somewhere in that area?
Leslie Johnson September 17, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Good morning, Roland. Thanks for your comment. If nothing else, I'll just be glad to see that dilapidated DQ gone! As for the shuttered KFC, I haven't heard anything, but as soon as I do I will post it on Patch.
MARCIA FISHER September 17, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Great news and wonderful article.
Leslie Johnson September 17, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Thank you, Marcia, and thanks for reading!
Pat Deas September 18, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Concerning a kids' venue near the Zaxby's, I think would be great idea. We drive too far to other areas for good kids' fun.
Leslie Johnson September 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Agreed, Pat!
Brandon Marchall February 20, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Who's the owners of this location? Which franchise is it with ?
Leslie Johnson February 20, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Hi Brandon, it's McLeroy's/JGMC McDreams Enterprises, Inc., a licensee of Zaxby's Franchising, Inc.
KMSmith12 February 21, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Where can you Apply
MeMeDJ March 06, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Hello Leslie, Will Zaxby's start accepting applications this month?
Leslie Johnson March 06, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Hi KM and MeMe. I'm checking with the Zaxby's folks. I'll post something here when I get the word.
stacey green March 08, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Im stacey green from americus ga 31709 i been work for 10 yers come this may on 23 @ burger king i am seriously need of a new job!!! My # 229 291 0569( HARD WORKER)
Leslie Johnson March 08, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Hi Stacey, the new Zaxby's on S. Hairston is accepting applications. You have to go by the restaurant to pick one up. http://patch.com/A-255L
Amirah March 08, 2013 at 11:36 PM
I tried to go earlier but noone was there. Do you know specific days and times that they are giving out applications?
jamekia March 18, 2013 at 10:55 PM
I would love to get a job by my house plus its zaxbys, omg I need this. how to apply?
Leslie Johnson March 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Hi Jamekia, here is a story about that: http://patch.com/A-255L

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