Alabama’s first Chick-fil-A closing after 47 years

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The first Chick-fil-A restaurant to open in Alabama nearly 50 years ago is closing.

Jerry Cotney, who owns the restaurant at Brookwood Village mall in metro Birmingham, announced the shutdown in a social media post.

He said the once-popular shopping venue is no longer thriving.

The restaurant opened under another owner in 1974, just seven years after Truett Cathy launched the first Chick-fil-A at a mall in metro Atlanta.

The company website shows it now has more than 100 locations in Alabama.

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