The former Burger King in downtown Batavia has been sold, and will reopen as a Hardee's fast-food restaurant.
A franchisee expects to open it within a year, said Julie McLean, public relations specialist for CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., Hardee's parent company.
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The property at 107 N. Batavia Ave., was sold July 31 for $750,000 to Skyline 83 Batavia LLC, which is managed by Skyline Pacific Properties LLC, a San Francisco firm.
Skyline Pacific specializes in buying, repositioning, managing and selling single-tenant commercial properties. Its clients have included franchisees for Hardee's, Church's Chicken and KFC, according to the firm's website.
Gill Management opened the Burger King in 1988. It was due for a remodeling, to meet Burger King's current standards, but Gill decided sales at the store were too low to justify doing that.
According to an Associated Press report last week, Hardee's is returning to the Chicago area, planning to open 35 locations, including one that opened this summer in Bolingbrook and one soon in Elk Grove Village.
Skyline officials could not be reached for comment.