Things are happening on the Albany fast-food front. Not only is the Burger King on Geary Street going to be rebuilt, as reported yesterday, but the closed Wendy’s on Pacific will be remodeled as well.
On Sept. 20, the Albany Building Division recorded a permit application for a “complete gut and remodel of Wendy’s,” as the city’s shorthand notation puts it online. The project will include “exterior and interior improvements, ADA restrooms and (a) cooler/freezer vestibule added to rear of building.”
The restaurant at 1560 Pacific Blvd. S.E. closed in January 2015 along with several others in the mid-valley. The city summary of the building permit application puts the value of the remodeling at $556,072.
Like most projects involving chains or national franchises, it’s a project pretty much of out-of-town interests. The owner of the property is a limited liability corporation in Rancho Santa Fe, just outside San Diego. The permit application was filed by an architecture firm in Portland, and the contractor, Engineered Structures Inc., is based in Boise.
The permit is still listed as pending. No word when work will start or when the remodeled restaurant will open. (hh)