You asked: Courtland Hardee’s having construction delays

Published 9:55 am Saturday, April 30, 2011

You asked: What has happened to construction of the Hardee’s in Courtland?

COURTLAND—The developer of the Hardee’s in Courtland said his company has experienced construction delays but still plans to build.

“We don’t have a new time line or set dates to begin that project, but we are working diligently on it,” said Jerry Allsbrook with Boddie-Noell Enterprises in Rocky Mount, N.C.

In January, Allsbrook said construction of the fast-food restaurant in front of Food Lion on Highway 58 was expected to begin before the end of March. Originally slated to open by the end of June, Hardee’s will create 50 to 60 jobs.

Beth Lewis, director of community development for Southampton County, said Friday the construction plan has been approved.

The building permit, however, has not been issued, said John Jenkins, code services inspector, also with Community Development.

“We’re waiting for a couple more documents for erosion control,” Jenkins said.

His office also needs to know who will oversee the clearing of the land and be the contact person for the county. Bond is also needed.

“State law requires they post bond in the amount of the land-disturbance activity,” Jenkins said.

He has no doubt that Hardee’s is still coming to Courtland, which Allsbrook affirmed.

“We are looking forward to being part of the Courtland community,” he said.

Boddie-Noell owns all of the Hardee’s in Virginia, including the restaurants in Franklin and on Route 58 in Emporia and Suffolk.

Boddie-Noell Enterprises is the largest franchiser of Hardee’s restaurants in the world, owning 340, including 229 in Virginia.