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Chick-fil-A will build its first ground-up store in NYC

Al Urbanski
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Like most new New Yorkers, Chick-fil-A's first home was a rental on 37th and 6th.

For seven years, New Yorkers have been able to partake of what many people feel is the best chicken sandwich ever made. Soon, they will be able to do it in an actual Chick-fil-A restaurant.

Marx Realty has announced that the Atlanta-based fried-chicken-sandwich phenomenon has signed a 20-year lease on a 6,000-sq.-ft. lot in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, where it will build its first ground-up, stand-alone location in New York City.

“The site proved to be a more attractive long-term option for a retail food use and we’re excited to partner with this very popular restaurant group,” said Craig Deitelzweig, president and CEO of Marx Realty. “The Chick-fil-A store will bring a renewed energy to this bustling neighborhood.”

The Atlanta-based chain opened its first New York City store in 2015 at 37th and 6th in Manhattan’s Garment district in an existing building. Since then, it’s added 18 more locations in The Big Apple—12 in Manhattan, three in Queens, one in Brooklyn, and one at the Staten Island Mall—all in pre-existing buildings.

No completion date has been set for the completion of the store. The three-story office building now in place at the site must be demolished first.

Chick-fil-A operates 2,700 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Canada.

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