As the momentum of the Short Pump commercial scene spills ever westward into Goochland, Chick-fil-A follows in tow.
The Georgia-based chicken sandwich slinger acquired two acres at 12586 Broad Street Road in Goochland County west of Short Pump in a deal that closed last week.
The company bought the land for $1.5 million from an LLC tied to Larry Page, who also owns Page Automotive and the Audi Richmond dealership next door, said Michael Morris of Commonwealth Commercial, who represented the seller in the deal.
The site is part of an assemblage Page has pieced together over the years, including the purchase of 15 acres in 2020.
It’s unclear when the restaurant is expected to open. Chick-fil-A didn’t respond to a request for comment Thursday.
“We cleared it and delivered it to them with stormwater in place. They’re basically getting a pad-ready site,” Morris said.
The restaurant chain plans a 5,000-square-foot building for the site with two drive-thrus, according to permits filed with Goochland.
The land purchase wasn’t yet reflected on Goochland’s online land records Thursday. The vacant land at the corner of Broad Street Road and Four Rings Drive was most recently valued at $1.4 million, according to online records.
Morris worked the deal along with Commonwealth Commercial colleague Jim McVey and Clarke Jones of Jones Realty and Construction Corp.
Chick-fil-A has about 20 locations in the Richmond area, according to its website. The Goochland site is 2.5 miles from a free-standing Chick-fil-A at 3380 Pump Road in Henrico. The chain also has a restaurant inside Short Pump Town Center.
On the other side of the Audi dealership, Page’s LLC recently sold a parcel to an investor group connected to a new emergency veterinary center.
Drive Shack, a chain of golf driving ranges, also has a location just to the north.