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Popeyes plan scrapped for now in Auburn: Will developers seek new location for franchise?

It doesn’t look like Auburn will end up with a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

The popular franchise development has been canceled, as the developer seeks another location.

Liberty Restaurants withdrew plans to build a Popeyes, one more restaurant, as well as an apartment complex on a handful of parcels at the intersection of Grant and Standart avenues.

Officials with Liberty told The Citizen that the economics of the situation got ‘out of control’. The site they were evaluating needed a lot more work, time, and effort than developers were willing to spend.

Liberty said it’s still looking for other locations to build the Popeyes restaurant. However, the other developments may not see reinvigoration.