Razing hell! KFC at 666 Bushwick Ave to become apartments • Brooklyn Paper

Razing hell! KFC at 666 Bushwick Ave to become apartments

Flying the coop: A Kentucky Fried Chicken on Bushwick Avenue next to a landmarked mansion may be displaced by a six-story apartment building.
Photo by Louise Wateridge

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.

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