A construction permit has been issued for the long-awaited Jonesboro-area Valenti’s restaurant, and motorists in the area may have seen the “coming soon” sign that’s recently been planted on the property at 405 E. Main St.

The project has been in the works for almost two years – the Sanford City Council allowed a rezoning on the property in March of 2019, and owner Adam Valenti said at the time he hoped to begin construction that year. By March of 2020, Valenti said he was getting closer, but then that whole pandemic thing hit. Either way, hey, new restaurant!

We don’t have an estimated opening date, but we’ll update when we do. Valenti’s has operated a location in Vass since 1996.