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.
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.