The former salon at 1611 Cortelyou, between East 16th and East 17th Streets, is set to become a fried chicken place in a couple of months. The contractor we spoke to on site yesterday acknowledged that there is a lot of work to do to change the space from a salon to a restaurant, but was confident it would be done relatively quickly.
The space was previously the Carmen 2002 Beauty Salon, and after they moved further east to another shop on Cortelyou, some neighbors planned on opening an Italian restaurant here. Unfortunately the budget to do so was very expensive, and they passed on the space, hoping to find another one in the area soon.
We’ll keep an eye on this fried chicken place – which will be called something with “Throne” in the name, said the contractor – and will let you know when it’s closer to opening.