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Chick-fil-A to open new Wake Forest location next year

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WAKE FOREST — Heritage residents next year will have another option to eat more chicken. 

Chick-fil-A will open a new restaurant at 1010 Forestville Road "in early 2020," according to Jessica Ferrell with the company. The store will be at the Shoppes at Heritage Village near the intersection with Rogers Road. 

It will be the second Chick-fil-A in Wake Forest. 

"We look forward to bringing our newest restaurant design to the Wake Forest community and serving all of our customers delicious food in an environment of genuine hospitality," Ferrell said in a statement. 

According to permit records from the town of Wake Forest, the store will be about 4,800 square feet. 

News of the plans have caused some concern among Heritage residents who say the area is growing faster than roads can keep up. Some residents voiced complaints about traffic to the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners this month while the board pondered whether to allow a proposed apartment complex on Rogers Branch Road. 

"The traffic is crazy as it is," Kristen Gillispie wrote in an email to town officials. "Wait until Chick Fil A comes in near the schools."

"I find it hard to believe that a new apartment complex, Chick-fil-A and a new strip mall development across from the high school is going to be handled well with the current intersection," Sean Kortovich wrote in another email. 

Plans are underway to widen Rogers Road and make improvements to the Forestville intersection. Those plans have no timeline.