CLAYPOOL HILL, Va. — A new Hardee’s restaurant will open a week later than first announced.

The eatery is opening its doors in Claypool Hill on July 8.

Rick Rountree, who handles public relations for the company, said a computer problem prevented him from knowing the opening had been delayed a week, and the announcement was sent out inadvertently.

Rountree said the store will open at 5 a.m. at 131 Cedar Hill Lane. The store brings 60 jobs to the area.

“We are very excited to have a new business in Tazewell County. This represents a lot of work by the developer, the PSA and the IDA to help develop the traffic pattern and the infrastructure to make the parcels developable,” Tazewell County Administrator Eric Young said.

Tom Lester, who represents the Claypool Hill area on the board of supervisors, expressed similar sentiments.

“We are very excited about having a new business in Claypool Hill,” he said. “This area continues to be an opportunity for growth. Providing restaurant choices is a great way to encourage even more development. We welcome these new investors in the area, and I am appreciative all of the hard work by the Tazewell County Industrial Development Authority, the PSA, and the Tazewell County Administrator’s office.”

The restaurant will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 5 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

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