By Carol Tannenhauser
It’s been a year since we cracked the story that Charles Pan-Fried Chicken, the best fried chicken in the city, foodies say — nay, in the world! — is opening at 144-146 West 72nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. We waited patiently, wondering where we were in the pecking order, knowing that proprietor, Charles Gabriel, is also opening a new spot on 145th Street and Edgecombe Avenue.
Praise the chicken god, we’re next — and it won’t be long. WSR received the following update from Quie Slobert, Chief Operating Officer of Charles Pan-Fried Chicken, who wrote:
Thank you for your interest, we would love to be open today, but due to the city being backed up with providing permits and waiting on Con Ed approvals, we are on hold at this time. A rough guess for opening the 72nd Street location is mid-February. For 145th we are working with Con Edison to build a new gas line due to new building codes, so at this time we can’t give even a rough guess. Again thank you, we are so eager to be able to open and feed the community!
Not nearly as eager as we are!