Sonic Coming to Benton

The former Benton City Hall located at 500 W. Main St. / Photo: Barry Wright

BENTON – Benton is getting another fast food restaurant.

The Benton City Council Monday night announced that the former Benton City Hall, located at 500 West Main, was recently sold at auction for $176,000 to S.A. Dewitt, L.P., who will be putting in a Sonic Drive-In at that location.

It’s unknown at this time when construction will begin on the new Sonic.

City Clerk Brook Craig tells us a resolution will be drafted in the near future restricting the money from the sale of the building for future use.

According to the Benton News, the property had been appraised by an independent firm for $296,000.