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SPRING HOPE — The town is one step closer to Bo Time.
The Bojangles franchisee that owns property along N.C. 581 at U.S. 64 has received permits from the N.C. Division of Water Quality for sewer expansion.
The news came Monday during Town Manager Jae Kim’s report as part of the town board’s monthly meeting.
The project is still waiting for stormwater and erosion control approval from the state, Kim said.
“As soon as that is received, I will get an update about the status of the company getting building permits from the county,” Kim said.
Bojangles is set to be joined by a gas station and another business at the planned site.
Builders hope to get through the permitting process and break ground by year’s end, said Kevin Varnell of Stocks Engineering on behalf of Farm Time, which is owned by Kinston-based Tands Inc., a major Bojangles franchisee.
The town planning board has discussed asking state transportation officials to change the speed limit on N.C. 581 where the Bojangles will sit from 55 to 35 mph and adding a turning lane.
Tands operates more than 60 Bojangles restaurants, including locations in Wilson, Nashville and Rocky Mount.