Those with a sharp eye may have noticed some construction going on inside 3454 Nostrand Avenue (corner of Gravesend Neck Road). Real eagle eyes may have also noticed that the B36 and B44 bus stop in front of this properties driveway has moved down a short ways down the block to S&D Kids.

So what’s going onhere?

Popeyes Louisiana Chicken is coming to town!

Sheepshead Bites spoke with owner Rahman Hashimi today who confirmed that the chain fried chicken joint – which we’ve heard is the shiznet – will soon occupy the location, and Department of Buildings documents show that the work is to install related equipment such as fryers.

The location was previously slated to be a Starbucks drive-thru, which was expected to open way back in December 2009. We later heard from the owners’ attorney that the opening was delayed as negotiations with the city to move the MTA bus stop were moving slower than expected.

At some point between then and now, those plans were scuttled.

Hashimi couldn’t stay on the phone long enough to explain to us why they were shattering the dreams of all the folks who seem to think Starbucks has good coffee, but we do hope to touch base again and find out when we can start getting some of them biscuits.

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  • Allanb

    Well THANK GOODNESS!, since they closed Popeyes in Coney Island it’s like there was no point in going on anymore. Hallelujah!

    • nolastname

      I went to the one near Green Acres.

    • Bruce B

      Rumor Popeyes is reopening in CI next to the bumper cars…

      • nolastname

        Know anything about that Gyro place on Neptune. I have been thinking of trying it.

  • F_a_b_a

    Oh joy we are getting crap instead of crap!

  • a good neighbor

    the cycle of obesity will never end. and don’t we notice there are usually more fast food restaurants near housing projects? i would assume they take food stamp/SNAP?

    • Knightmare6

      Not necessarily, but they are cheaper. You can get a burger for under $1.20, whereas a salad their will run you around $6.

  • nolastname

    I like their rice and beans. Ffflllbbbbtt. LOL

  • Anonymous

    Popeyes is delicious and I would be a whole lot happier about this if I didn’t just drop this kind of food out of my diet. Given the circumstances, I would have prefered a Starbucks drivethrough so that I wouldn’t have to go all the way down to Cropsey.

    But I think a Popeyes will do very well in this location. I wish I could get more excited about it.

  • Michelle Evans

    I’d rather have the Starbucks. With the obesity epidemic in this country, the LAST thing we need is MORE FRIED FOODS!

    • Anonymous

      only way to make money is by selling Shitty food.

      We all know good food doesn’t sell. to bad too 🙁

      • Knightmare6

        True, it’s hard eating healthy because it’s not affordable, and I don’t just mean base prices either. Fresh produce spoils quicker, but for many people who don’t have the luxury of a corner fruit stand the distance means traveling, which usually means either car service, public transit, driving yourself, or delivery with costs additional money.

        • brooklyn native

          And I find the opposite to be true… Seems like everywhere I look a fruit/veg stand has popped up. Prices at the small shops are usually very good, can always find something on sale. Yes, it spoils, food is supposed to (lol).  I think the challenge for  some people is the cooking of it. (or figuring out what’s what).  

    • Lostinservice

      You haven’t taken a look at starbucks’ calorie counts have you? Health food it ain’t when your coffee has more calories than the chicken on popeyes’ menu.

    • Barkingspider07

      People have to eat.  Once in a while, fried chicken, burgers, etc. is OK.  It is those people who live on fast food who have health problems.  Starbucks is no better than other fast food places.  What do they offer other than poison strong coffee?  English muffins with eggs and cheese, cake, cookies.  One is no better than the other

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  • Rms8182

    Any word on what will become of the property on Knapp St. where Burger King was?

    • Janen

      Maybe Starbucks…. 

      • Murry

        Between the sewer plant and the garbage trucks there that area is infested with rats. 

    • Murry

      Knock it down. The city will be able to put more garbage trucks there.

  • Chrisie

    Thak goodness another food establishment on Nostrand Avenue. What will they think of next?

  • batchelder streeter

    Popeyes is a million times better than KFC, which was adjacent to this location. The only other Popeyes is over at the Junction. I went there once it was filled with Crips, too gangsta for me. Starbucks would have been good too.

    • Tinman

      Popeyes is a million times better than KFC is like saying Sarah Palin is a million times smarter than Michelle Bachman. Who cares? They both suck?

    • guest

      What do you think this popeyes will be filled with non crips? It might be bad too. 

    • Barkingspider07

      With so many deli’s in the neighborhood who make good coffee for alot less money, I don’t know if a Starbucks could last there.

  • Knightmare6

    I’ll stick to Chicken Masters or my own homemade recipes

  • brooklyn native

    Might as well be a cell phone store, I won’t be stopping.  

    • guest

      everyone I know owns a cell phone and eats chicken. 

  • Barkingspider07

    REALLY, POPEYE’S – YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! 

    Now I won’t have to drive to Pennsylvanis Avenue

    • nolastname

      Where is this? Near Flatlands or toward the firehouse? 

      • Barkingspider07

        I don’t know the street, but when you get off the pkwy on Pennsylvania Ave, just keep going straight, past the HQ for Rainbow shops and this really crappy looking motel (I think it is called Oasis).  You will see white castle, popeyes, and several other food stores on your left.

        • Barkingspider07

          Sorry, I don’t know the cross street

        • nolastname

          White Castle!!!! Belly bombs. lol

  • Anonymous

    Awesome! gives all the mice and rats  that moved to the private houses a chance to go back to the filth they came back from. (kfc)

    good riddance! 

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