“Griff’s decision to renovate and rebuild is proof that the face of Irving Boulevard is changing for the better,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez. “The City is looking forward to working with Griff’s to ensure that the reconstruction process goes as smoothly as possible, and I know many residents will anticipate the grand reopening.”
Construction of the expanded Griff’s location along Irving Boulevard is expected to begin later this year. Griff’s intends to keep the iconic sign that has adorned Irving Boulevard for more than 40 years. City Council’s decision to approve the proposal to expand the downtown eatery follows the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission’s unanimous recommendation to approve a zoning change that would allow for the existing building to be demolished and for the new construction to begin.
“With the new revitalization plan recently approved the confidence in the future of this region is greatly enhanced,” said Griff’s of America Vice President Harvey Fattig. “We see a great opportunity for our company to be part of an outstanding future for a part of Irving that has great character and vibrant small business activity.”
Source: City of Irving