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Razing hell! KFC at 666 Bushwick Ave to become apartments

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The number of the beast is up!

The infamous Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet at 666 Bushwick Ave. — notable as much for its bulletproof screen protecting servers as its apt address — may soon kick the cardboard bucket.

The owner of the property wants to replace the fast-food joint with a six-story apartment and retail building, according to plans filed with the city on Wednesday and first reported by New York Yimby.

The fried-chicken outlet has been at the site since 1981, according to city records, and is notorious amongst Bushwick residents for its high-security set-up, in which servers behind the impenetrable bulwark deliver orders to customers via a glass-enclosed lazy Susan.

The franchise currently boasts a one-star rating on Yelp, where one reviewer describes it as the “worst KFC ever.”

The new plans call for a 60-foot building housing 52 apartments, ground-floor retail, a “community facility” — this can be used by a church, medical facility, or school — and 69 parking spaces.

The lot is next door to the landmarked Catherina Lipsius House, a 19th-century mansion known locally as both the Cook Mansion the Spooky Mansion.

If the new building goes ahead, chain-store chicken fans will still be able to get their fix at a Popeyes a block away, which has a four-star Yelp rating.

Neither owner Tsvi Lipsitz nor architect Genaro Urueta returned requests for comment by press time.

Reach reporter Allegra Hobbs at ahobbs@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8312.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I hate to be the one to say this, but judging from the drawing above, it looks like everyone has the ability to be potentially and reasonably happy here, and this includes the "poors" .
Keep the 1st floor just as it is. Remove the roof and set it aside for one hour. Then, simply ad the other floors. When those are in, please add the original roof back to the top.
By doing so, we will be able to house both families and men and perhaps pets (I don't want to speak for the land lord-although he was unavailable for comment), while at the same time being able to serve food to these "poors" that have been dining on the chicken for decades.
Of course, this is just one man's opinion. The name of this man just happens to be John Wasserman.
John Wasserman
Nov. 9, 2015, 2:32 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon me, but I have yet another suggestion:
Perhaps instead of using the number "666" we should simply change it to "666.5" or "666 and a half".
John Wasserman/Ideas/Patriot
Nov. 9, 2015, 2:35 pm
Mom from Clinton Hill says:
Anyone remember the KFC on Murder Ave where some kids were shot and killed that became a luxury condo? Yeah, me neither.
Nov. 10, 2015, 9:26 pm
Din from Flatbush says:
Right next door at 670 Bushwick Ave is a Bushwick landmark, The Cook Mansion. Personally, I'm a bit glad the KFC will be removed from the view. For any inquiries or interest in that property, feel free to reach out to me. I currently represent the owner of that property.

Facebook.com/Din.Giddings
Nov. 29, 2015, 9:49 am

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