“It just makes sense. Whenever you get new restaurants, it just seems like the more the merrier with that industry,” he said. “There’s a lot of good stuff happening. It’s unbelievable how many cool things are happening in our town.”
Developers will demolish the vacant former Aaron’s location on Main Street before it can construct a new restaurant. The location is in the 1400 block of Main Street, next to Bob Evans and across from Kroger.
Vanderhorst said based on the plans, “it’s a good-looking store.”
“It’s one of their newer models,” he said.
The restaurant is believed to be “a sign” of things coming to the city because the new sports complex Spooky Nook Sports Champion Mill, which is planned to open in 2021, officials said
“The city really pushed all in for the Spooky Nook Sports Complex to come in and got things in under the wire before the COVID pandemic broke out,” Vanderhorst said. “I just think that whole area – Main Street down to the complexes – it’s going to be a district. It’s going to be cool.”