Photo by Steven
Signage arrived this week for Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers at 10 Astor Place at Lafayette Street.
As reported in April 2022, the Louisiana-based company signed a 20-year lease for 4,300 square feet of space on the ground floor.
The quick-serve Raising Cane's has more than 600 restaurants in 32 states.
No. 10 was, until August 2020, a Walgreens.
Just what we needed
Are they offering intro member deals to TMPL gym after busting gut on their fried chicken?
Astor Wines was better when it was in this space
What usedto be in that space years ago, a liquor store?
Did a little Googling, original location of Astor Wines and Liquors. D’oh.
Prefer the newer location of Astor Place Liquors..never cared for the one here.
That location also housed a Walgreen's and way before that was a Conran's home goods store.
It's a big space with I'm sure a big rent - for 20 years!? They'd better sell a lot of chicken fingers.
Astor Wines is in a gorgeous building & I prefer the new location. That being said - I'm excited to try these chicken strips. They come highly regarded and moderation on my part will be key..
Yes, that seems like an ambitious lease on a big space for chicken fingers! But they are relatively trend-proof, so who knows.
Just looked it up They only sell 5 items on the menu Chicken fingers fries Texas Toast Cole Slaw and Kane Sauce
Anyone named Adam eats for free on opening day!
Pretty sure that Conran's was in the space next door or possibly mid-block. I think it then became a Barnes & Noble.
Canes is delicious. Can’t wait.
If St. Marks Bookshop was paying $20000 for 2600 sq ft around the corner, a few year’s back, then this 4300 sq ft space is probably paying well North of $33,000 a month. That’s a lot of people buying fried chicken fingers, all day, everyday. I don’t see the Z-ers and Millies doing that, it’s too down market for them for a start. Although come to think of it Cluck U chicken *is* popular in New Jersey, where many originate from, so there’s that.
The interior layout of this place is weird for a restaurant, with an escalator right in the middle of the store.
Sorry everyone who is so upset time moves. Whatever was there isn’t anymore. Gogo Canes. It’s good stuff. And it actually occupies a space. It doesn’t just exist in a memory.
This is good. the masses will get to experience this chicken
Yes, time moves on..but more than the particular stores and restaurants we look back on, what has been lost here in the EV ( and doubtlessly in the rest of NYC) is the sense of community: the mom and pop shops where you knew the people behind the counters, the wait staff knew your name, the idea that your neighbors knew you and would be there for years, not just passing through. The place where businesses were part of the community, not just another number on the bottom line.
I'd be happier with a 99 cent store.
Kanes is a Sauce restaurant with dry chicken on the side.
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