Central site purchased for Sonic drive-in _lowres


Site work is set to start next week on a piece of property on Greenwell Springs Road in Central that was sold last week for $390,000 and will become home for a Sonic drive-in.

WJ Central LLC bought the 0.88-acre site at 14620 Greenwell Springs in a deal that was filed Friday with the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court’s Office.

WJ Central handles developing sites for Larry Tucker, the local Sonic franchisee.

Kent Walker, with WJ Central, said the Sonic is scheduled to open June 1.

Earlier this year, another partnership, W.J. Boyd LLC, bought an 0.82-acre tract at Burbank and East Boyd drives for $850,000. A Sonic will open at that location at the end of June.