Former El Chico Location to be Redeveloped
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The Paducah Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans this week for new commercial developments on the spot where the former El Chico restaurant now stands.
Under the plans, the current building at 5015 Hinkleville Road will be demolished and two new buildings will be constructed. One of them will be a quick-service restaurant, and the second will contain a 4,000 square-foot retail space and two small restaurants.
A spokesperson for the developer told the commission at Monday's meeting they intend for the smaller building to be a Starbucks Coffeehouse with a drive-thru window.
The development was unanimously approved.
El Chico closed in March 2014. Remodeling work began on the building later that year, but there has been no construction activity at the building for quite some time.