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Beauty Brands building on Veterans to be demolished for new Raising Cane's restaurant

Exterior view of the Beauty Brands building along Veterans Parkway
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This Beauty Brands building along Veterans Parkway would be demolished to make room for a Raising Cane's restaurant.

A plan to knock down a 13-year-old commercial building to make room for a new Raising Cane’s chicken restaurant will go before the Normal Planning Commission on Wednesday.

Developers plan to knock down the 7,000-square-foot Beauty Brands store (built in 2010) at 311 S. Veterans Parkway in Normal. At that site, they’d build a 2,800-square-foot Raising Cane’s restaurant with a drive-thru. (The owners say 65-70% of the restaurant’s business would be drive-thru.)

The location, along Veterans just south of College Avenue, is one of the most high-traffic parts of Bloomington-Normal. The property was previously listed for sale at $2.2 million.

Raising Cane’s, founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is known for its signature chicken finger meals. There are locations across the country, including in Champaign and Springfield.

Plans for an amended final development plan at the Shoppes at College Hills, where this property is located, will go before the Planning Commission at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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