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      VALLEY BIZ BLOG: March 2014 Opening For Weslaco Chick-Fil-A

      The building boom continues in Weslaco where the construction of one certain restaurant has the town talking.

      Weslaco's first Chick-Fil-A resturant is expected to be built off the corner of Westgate Drive and Expressway 83.

      Hernan Gonzalez with the Weslaco Economic Development Corporation said the restaurant is expected to be opened by March 2014.

      "Weslaco is now showing it has a good customer and base and a good location," Gonzalez said.

      And he's not lying.

      There are 210,000 people living within a 10-mile radius of Weslaco.

      When added with cross-Rio Grande Valley traffic along Expressway 83, Weslaco is winning.

      A Longhorn Steakhouse is expected to open along Expressway 83 in July 2013.

      The Payne Auto Mall and the Nuevo Progreso favorte Arturo's Restaurant are also projects along the same corridor.

      Although March 2014 opening date for Chick-Fil-A seems a long ways away, Gonzalez said other projects at the same corner need to be completed first.

      A Blue Wave carwash at the same corner is going in first and is expected to be opened by September 2013.

      Construction for the Chick-Fil-A will start once the car wash is completed.

      The first 100 customers at the Weslaco will win free Chick-Fil-A for a year.

      We'll keep you posted on the details.