Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for 1st Avenue?



Renovations are now underway inside the long-vacant 39 First Ave. here between Second Street and Third Street.

According to sources on the block, a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen will be the new tenant.

There's nothing on the recently issued work permits mentioning Popeyes by name. The architect of record does mostly work with fast-food properties.

So chalk this up to a rumor for now.

Popeyes has enjoyed a resurgence since the release this past summer of its pandemonium-inducing fried chicken sandwich ... which was recently re-introduced to a spate of violence at several outposts across the country.

There are currently 15 Popeyes locations in Manhattan, per the company website.

As for No. 39, the retail space has sat empty for nearly four years after NY Village Deli moved to a smaller storefront on the block.

The storefront was also tagged again in recent days.



Updated

In other local Popeyes news... the Post reports that an East Village resident found half of a joint from a chicken sandwich he bought last week at the West 14th Street location.

17 comments:

Peachy McPeachface said...

Didn’t we have a Popeye’s that closed at First and 12th or 13th, East side of First? I seem to remember one, and the chicken was raw and slimy.

Anonymous said...

I gotta admit, Popeye is the best when it comes to spicy chicken tenders. I treat myself every two months or so. It would be fab to have a location here in our hood. I just hope there are no lines, brawls or deaths over a freakin chicken sandwich.

Giovanni said...

The downfall of most great societies is usually preceded by people fighting over chicken sandwiches.

Brian said...

I have a Popeye's half a block away from me. Very hard to resist buying a fast food that tastes so good. But that is because it is fried and high in fat. Everything, the biscuits, chicken and side dishes have a lot of processed fat added. I try to limit to a couple of times a month also.

tom said...

There was a Pudgies here one time. They should open a Jollibee here instead. If you have not tried Jollibee fried chicken, you need to have it. It is worth the trip to Port Authority area or Woodside.

sam_the_man said...

My life has meaning again.

Anonymous said...

Pass

Anonymous said...

Jollibee is great!

PotLuck said...

Wow, a chicken sandwich where you get fried....twice!
Maybe it's their version of A Happy Meal?

Anonymous said...

Why on earth are people losing their shit over a chicken sandwich? Just buy a brioche bun, take it with you to Popeyes, order the chicken tender meal, pay, bring it to the table, pull out the bun, place the chicken in the bun, and eat. Problem solved. No death or injuries to others. Why is it so hard for people to understand this let alone waiting hours in line? I like Popeyes, but not that much.

Anonymous said...

Or you know. Support places like Bobwhite Counter which makes chicken sandwiches 10x that of Popeyes and just as affordable.

Anonymous said...

This is going to suck....

Anonymous said...

Bobwhite. Nuff said

Anonymous said...

Bob White is great for sit down dining. Popeyes is great for take out.

Anonymous said...

Bobwhite is excellent for take out too. There is no excuse for being a patron of Popeyes or Chick-fil-a and also complaining about all the local shops closing.

sophocles said...

Bua has an excellent chicken sandwich, believe it or not. Fries are very good too.

Jose Garcia said...

Anonymous Peachy McPeachface... Yes there was indeed a Popeye's on First Avenue on the corner of 12th i'm pretty sure, many years ago. Perhaps it did serve raw/slimy chicken but I remember it more for being shady as hell which was part of the draw. At least for us. We missed it terribly when it closed. Best, jg