The City of Leitchfield and Leitchfield-Grayson County Industrial Development Corporation recently approved the sale of property to an as-yet-unannounced franchise restaurant business pending approval from the franchise owners.
In a special-called meeting on Thursday morning, July 17, the Leitchfield City Council discussed selling the former XYZ Auto Sales, located at 511 South Main Street in Leitchfield, which currently belongs to the city and the industrial corporation.
After a short executive session, the City Council passed a motion authorizing Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason to execute the sale of the land documents to a franchise restaurant business, contingent upon approval by the industrial corporation and the franchise.
City Attorney Kenneth Smart said that, as of Thursday morning, the city was not at liberty to identify which restaurant is interested in purchasing the property.
In a phone interview on Thursday afternoon, Thomason said he had met with the industrial corporation, who had also signed off on the sale of the property.
Also on Thursday, Thomason met with representatives from the franchise who agreed they would purchase the property provided they receive approval from the owners of the franchise.
Thomason said he hopes to receive a response from the franchise next week.
“It’ll be good for the community, and it may lead to more things,” Thomason said. “…What I want from this is another hotel.”
Thomason explained that currently, many people who visit Leitchfield and Grayson County will stay at hotels in Elizabethtown because local lodging options are few.
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