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Plans are in the works for Chick-fil-A to replace Lincoln's only remaining Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, at 48th and O streets.

Chick-fil-A's proposed plans for a new location at 48th and O streets have run into a minor snag.

The restaurant chain neglected to file a notice with the county Register of Deeds Office of the zoning waiver it received within the required 60 days, so that waiver, which was granted March 30, is no longer valid.

Because of that, Chick-fil-A had to request another hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals to reaffirm the variance, which will take place Friday.

The zoning variance granted Chick-fil-A the right to build a 4,000-square-foot restaurant with double drive-through lanes that will encroach on a small piece of public right-of-way on the southeast corner of the site that houses traffic-control devices for the intersection.

Chick-fil-A plans to tear down an existing Perkins Restaurant and Bakery that closed at the end of April.

Chick-fil-A said in its original application to the Board of Zoning Appeals that it plans to purchase the site, but no real estate transfer has yet been posted with the Register of Deeds.

The company did file a $750,000 building permit for the new restaurant on May 22.

Chick-fil-A officials have declined to comment on the plans, so it is not known when construction will start or when the restaurant is projected to open.

In addition to the 48th and O location, the chain also is planning one at the Nebraska Union on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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