A Middle Eastern restaurant project in Greenfield may have found a new location to operate.
The Greenfield Plan Commission on July 10 accepted a proposal to open Taqwa bakery and restaurant at 4651 S. 27th St., a former Burger King restaurant. It will offer Middle Eastern fare, including beef, chicken kebabs and Shawarma, according to city documents.
The operator, Taqwa Obaid, first wanted to open her restaurant in another building a few blocks on South 27th Street. It backed down after the planning commission in November 2018 stated that the parking should be redone before the restaurant opens, in addition to other improvements.
But the commission had no issues with the former Burger King site and forwarded the proposal to the Joint Council, which is expected to consider the matter at its July 16 meeting.
The owner of the former Burger King building also received permission in October 2018 to open a pizzeria called Chill & Grill to the location, but since decided to rent the property rather than operate a restaurant, according to city documents.
The Taqwa bakery and restaurant plan to employ six people, according to documents. It would operate Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.