(La Porte, IN) - Construction of a new fast food restaurant in LaPorte is right on schedule. The new Popeyes is being constructed on East Lincolnway and Boyd Boulevard. Bert Cook, Executive Director of the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership, said the chain restaurant should be open by early summer.
Popeyes is going up where the fire station used to be on that side of the city. The fire station was torn down when a new fire station was built a few blocks to the west on Daytona Street just south of Lincolnway in September.
According to city officials, the cost of construction for the Popeyes is about $1.9 million. The city was paid $375,000 for the property the now demolished fire station used to be since the 1960’s.