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Plans call for former bank building in St. Charles to be razed for Andy’s Frozen Custard store, Physicians Immediate Care center

Majority of St. Charles aldermen last year did not believe the site was the best location for a Casey’s General Store and gas station

Plans call for tearing down a former bank building next to the Foxfield Commons shopping center on St. Charles’ east side to make way for an Andy’s Frozen Custard store and a Physicians Immediate Care center.

Plans call for tearing down a former bank building next to the Foxfield Commons shopping center on St. Charles’ east side to make way for an Andy’s Frozen Custard store and a Physicians Immediate Care center.

The St. Charles Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on the plans at 7 p.m. June 7 in the City Council chambers of the Municipal Building at 2 E. Main St.

Eric Dams, on behalf of GW St. Charles LLC, has submitted plans to raze the vacant bank building at 2600 E. Main St. and build an Andy’s Frozen Custard store with a drive-through and a Physicians Immediate Care center.

This would be the first Andy’s Frozen Custard store in the Tri-Cities. The closest one is on South Randall Road in Elgin.

Andy’s Frozen Custard has more than 100 locations in 14 states and bills itself as being the largest dessert-only franchise in the world. Physicians Immediate Care offers both urgent care and occupational health services.

At a St. Charles City Council Planning and Development Committee meeting in October, the majority of St. Charles aldermen did not believe the site was the best location for a Casey’s General Store and gas station. The majority of aldermen recommended not approving the plans. Plans had called for the former bank building to be razed and a 4,600-square-foot convenience store to be built as part of the project, which also would have included a gas station with eight fuel pumps (16 fuel positions). Casey’s sells made-from-scratch pizza and is the fifth-largest pizza chain in the U.S.