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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Two Restaurants Have New Plans in Campbell County

Demolition crews were at the site in Cold Spring to bring a new Cracker Barrel restaurant to the former Guys and Dolls location. Photo: Carol Shouse Duell. 
Two restaurants have submitted plans to build in Campbell County cities and while one site has begun in earnest, the other is in preliminary stages.

Demolition began yesterday at 4210 US-27 to make way for northern Kentucky's second Cracker Barrel restaurant in Cold Spring.

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The building has previously housed many differed businesses including  Devanna's On The Lake, Guys and Dolls, Cold Spring Roadhouse, Buckskin Bev's, Frontier Cattle Company and Red River Cattle Company.

Cracker Barrel submitted plans in November, which includes plans to sell the lake to the city of Cold Spring to turn into a city park.

Demolition is slated to be completed by Friday, which a tentative opening date set for summer.

Photo: Carol Shouse Duell. 
The other restaurant that could be coming to Campbell County is Taco Bell in Alexandria.

City officials said that the restaurant, owned by YUM! brands, has submitted a site plan.

"So as long as it is approved along with their building permit, and they don't change their mind, it's probably a go," said an official commenting on the city's Facebook page.

The site applied for is in County Market parking lot toward US-27.

That rumor, which was eventually verified by the city, began a deluge of criticism and suggestions from the social media crowd.

"Businesses come to us if they are interested, we don't choose. We welcome any type of restaurant just to have options. We would love to see a sit down restaurant, but until they feel we have the right demographics, they won't consider it."

Alexandria's population has and will continue to explode with homes being built in the Arcadia subdivision.

First announced in 2007, The Drees Co. and Fischer Homes, have jointly developed Arcadia. City officials expect to have 1,000 new structures when it's complete. A mix of condominiums, single-family homes, town homes with ground-level access on each of two floors, and single-level floor plan patio homes will make up that total.

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