imagesSanford planners are “talking with architects for Buffalo Wild Wings” about a potential new location in the brick capital, a well-placed observer reported from Tuesday’s city council meeting.

While that’s not exactly a binding contractual agreement, it’s clearly more solid than the “totally unsubstantiated rumor mill” status the Rant afforded the possibility of a Sanford Buffalo Wild Wings on its speculative “new businesses report” back in February.

Sources at the city council meeting said the company is eying areas near the south end of the U.S. 421/N.C. 87 corridor, so a location there could draw from Lee County as well as western Harnett County. That’s in line with much of the new business development in Sanford, including a Hobby Lobby store going up near Dunham’s Sports and Big Lots.

Also, a significant tract of land at U.S. 1 and Tramway Road has been cleared for development and is currently anchored by a lone Bojangle’s. Rumors, though, have linked a number of other chain restaurants and big box stores to that site.

While Sanford doesn’t lack for great wings (or places to watch the football game or other SPORTS EVENT) at any number of locally-owned restaurants, it’s a safe bet that a Buffalo Wild Wings might be a hit amongst locals given our collective love of mass market chain restaurants. Now can we get a Target already OMG amirite?