Monday, February 2, 2015

Unidentified Flying Chickens isn't apparently long for this East Village world

[EVG file photo]

The East Village outpost of the Jackson Heights-based Korean fried chicken restaurant opened this past July at 60 Third Ave. near East 11th Street.

Apparently the place is not much longer for this world. There's a new applicant seeking a liquor license for the address, according to materials (PDF!) on file ahead of this month's CB3/SLA committee meeting next Monday night.

There's not much information just yet. The applicant's name happens to be an owner of Taproom 307 on Third Avenue near East 23rd Street.

UFC did make it longer than the previous tenant. Last spring, Apiary, the nearly 6-year-old restaurant, closed here for a revamp. After a splashy, well-publicized makeover, the new place, Après, closed after just three weeks.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Après closes 3 weeks after debut; Unidentified Flying Chickens on the way in


Anonymous said...

There's never anyone in there. The name is just too dumb to try it myself.

Anonymous said...

The only businesses which will survive on 3rd going forward will be sports bars and places which sell food with the trappings of a suburban mall food court. Seriously talk a stroll down 3rd and look at who inhabits its sidewalks.

Gojira said...

Chicken sounds too much like real food for the fro-yo/hoof/ice cream/coffee crowd.

Anonymous said...

Marketing tip: Never pick a brand name that can be easily turned into a punchline.

PS -- I could make a really nice table out of that doorframe.

Anonymous said...

Shame... Actually good inexpensive tasty chicken and a good selection of beer.
Guess our neighborhood needs something a little more Whoo!
13 Step part 2?

Anonymous said...

Unidentified Flying Chicken, more like Unpatronized Fried Chicken HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Seriously though, always sucks to see a well-meaning restaurant startup fail.

Anonymous said...

That's too bad, like 12:52 I liked it too!

Anonymous said...

I always found the exterior to be confusing. Why did they make their business look like a cyber cafe from the outside? It looks so tech and cold.