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Round the Clock demolished to make way for Chick-fil-A

5,200-square-foot Chick-fil-A hopes to open by end of 2024

LANSING, Ill. (April 5, 2024) – The building at 17601 Torrence Avenue, the former home of Round the Clock, was demolished this week to prepare for a Chick-fil-A location that will soon begin construction.

The high-profile site, with proximity to Torrence Avenue and the expressway, is expected to become a popular stop.

“We expect to get a good combination of business from the interstate as well as in the local community within Lansing,” said Jason Hill, director of development and construction for the Midwest Region for Chick-fil-A, at a Lansing Planning and Zoning Commission hearing in December 2023.

“If all goes well, we would love to be open by latter part of [2024],” Hill said.

A truck from Alliance Demolition is loaded at 17601 Torrence Avenue in Lansing. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

The nearly 5,200-square-foot location will include a two-lane drive-thru and outdoor seating.

Chick-fil-A representatives appeared before the Lansing Planning and Zoning Commission and Village Board of Trustees to receive approval for a drive-thru, outdoor seating, and a Class 8 tax incentive.

An attorney representing the restaurant said in January the finished property would result in about $189,000 per year in property taxes. Additionally, the attorney said the Lansing location would bring in an estimated $60,000 per year in sales tax for the village.

“Our closest one is Homewood and Schererville,” Hill said in December, 2023. “We’ve got a gap in the market here, and Lansing has a great presence, a great community.”


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.


  1. I glad some other business took their place it became oblivious they were close for good at that location, I’m just disappoint because now since I’m from South Holland I have to ride to Indiana a little further, my family as well as extended family use to meet up at that location quite frequently.

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