Construction began earlier this week on a new seafood restaurant coming to Alexander City this fall.
Wharf Casual Seafood, a fast-casual seafood-chain, is planning its ninth location for Alexander City, set for along U.S. Highway 280. The location will sit between Regions Bank and what's soon to become a Sonic.
The restaurant chain spans three states, including Florida, Alabama and Georgia, and opened its first free-standing restaurant in Wetumpka last September. The company, however, began to expand into Alexander City in February.
The company had initially been waiting on its ALDOT permit as the last hurdle before construction could begin.
However, that seems to have been approved as wooden frames were spotted being pulled up at the restaurant's location, along with construction crews and equipment such as bulldozers.
A grand opening is set for in the fall, with a definitive debut slated for sometime by 2023.