MANATEE -- Waffles are headed for West Bradenton and RaceTrac makes another addition to its Manatee County portfolio.
Waffle House plans to construct a 1,700-square-foot building at 2400 Cortez Rd. W. according to a permit filed with Manatee County. The declared value on the permit is $253,139. When Kristy Ford, construction coordinator at the Waffle House headquarters in Norcross, Ga., pulled up the company's plans for the new restaurant, she said a construction date isn't listed yet. She estimates construction will begin sometime in the new year depending on other projects.
Wells Fargo Bank bought the Cortez Road property in February 2013 after it was foreclosed in 2009.
RaceTrac has planned another gas station for the Bradenton area in addition to the RaceTrac planned for 3004 53rd Ave. E., the site of the Beth Salem historical house.
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The newest planned Race
Trac, according to a Manatee County permit filed on Sept. 23, will be at the northeast corner of State Road 70 and Caruso Road. The 6,000 square-foot gas station and convenience store will model after the new RaceTrac store prototype debuted in 2012, according to Ashleigh Womack, RaceTrac spokeswoman. The declared value on the permit application is $1 million and Womack said it should open in the second quarter of 2016.
The Beth Salem house was demolished over the summer to make way for the RaceTrac. Womack said the 53rd Avenue RaceTrac is scheduled to open by the end of 2015. Another RaceTrac near the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is under construction as well.
Manatee County currently has five RaceTracs; 5410 14th St. W., 111 12th Ave. E., 8100 State Road 64 E., 6319 State Road 64 E. and one in Palmetto at 1730 U.S. Highway 41 N.
Janelle O'Dea, business reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7095 or follow her on Twitter @jayohday.