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Vision for Vacancy: Former KFC Building

What would you like to see in the former KFC building?

Located at 13320 Grove Drive in Maple Grove, the former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant was built on the site in 1989 and has remained vacant for several years.

The building is currently up for sale at a listing price of $1.2 million, according to Streeter Companies. The building is 3,500 square feet on an acre of land and located next to . Patch has not received a response to a request for additional information about the KFC property from Streeter Companies.

According to Hennepin County property information records, the property is owned by Maple Grove Foods Inc. based in Minneapolis. The total market value as of January 2011 is estimated by Hennepin County to be approximately $834,700.

Patch asks you  -- What would you want to see occupy this building? What do you definitely not want to see? Tell us in comments!

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Jess May 01, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Taco Johns! Those buggers are hard to find!
Lori Hass May 01, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Zantigo or Sonic would be great!
Roxanne Robinson May 01, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Chick-Fil-A Please!!!!!
Dani May 01, 2012 at 08:32 PM
So glad this is being brought! I have driven past that eyesore for MANY years and just don't understand why the spot can't be filled! It seems rather ideal to me! How about a Bruegger's?!!!!
Wendy Erlien May 01, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Sorry, it's not being bought. We did a story on it to give people an opportunity to see what was currently happening with the site and offer suggestions of what they would like to see go in there. Here's some suggestions people had on Facebook as well. Any thoughts on these ideas? bagel place, Dunkin Donuts, organic fast food, Pizza Ranch, Bob's Produce Ranch, Popeye's --
Paula 'Nyman' Reiss May 02, 2012 at 02:10 AM
IN N OUT Burger !!!!!!
Greg Hoerger May 02, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Auto Parts store
Alison Felder May 02, 2012 at 06:44 PM
TCBY .... With multi flavors of No Sugar Added Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt available :-)
Tom T May 03, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I would think the store hasn't been used for so long that it would make more sense to destroy the building and start over. Brueggers is a good option.
Wendy Erlien May 03, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Since it's not really near other restaurants, do you think another food place might struggle at that location?
keith May 05, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Would be fun to see a Flameburger type diner in this spot.
cj May 18, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Should have put White Castle there instead of where it is going..............
Nancy L. Christman May 23, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Chick-fil-A just started construction by TGI Friday's. It should open in September or October, but look for an August 14 pre-opening event. Location is TBD.

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