Sleep Outfitters is a mattress gallery.
A settlement between KFC Corp. and a franchise owner in the area shut the fast food restaurants down in April 2012.
Kurtz said Sleep Outfitters wants to add a 1,200-square foot addition so the building would be 3,900 square feet total. Proprietors have agreed to re-paint the outside, repair the bridge walls and install awings.
The only other change will be the elimination of six parking spaces, Kurtz said.
"In 2010, KFC sued Rao’s Hospitality, Gita Rao and Ganesh Rao Ponneri, alleging copyright infringement and breach of contract. KFC said the franchise failed to pay about $175,000 in royalties and advertising fees," according to an Akron Beacon Journal story.
In March, Rao's Hospitality and KFC Corp. received a settlement in U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the restaurants were ordered to close by May 31, 2012 at midnight.
City Council will vote to approve site plans for the building at tonight's 7 p.m. council meeting.
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