A unanimous Starkville Board of Aldermen vote made way for one of Starkvilleâ€™s Sonic locations to get its first major facelift in more than 40 years.
The board voted Tuesday evening to accept a Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation to rezone property at 711 Vine St., just south of the Sonic restaurant located at 302 East Highway 12, from R-3 (multi-family residential) to B-1 (buffer). The rezone will allow RLM Sonic Properties to replace its existing 23-bay facility with a 10-bay restaurant that will include a double drive-thru. A portion of the Vine Street lot will house one of the drive-thrus, a menu board and employee parking. The lot has sat vacant since 2002, when a house that stood on it was torn down.
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