If you're a downtown dweller or worker looking for a fried chicken fix, you're in luck.
Retired veteran James Washington Jr. is opening the restaurant, which will serve salads, soups, fried catfish, shrimp po'boy and chicken sandwiches and chicken by the bucket and piece. Sides will include baked and green beans, cornbread muffins, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and sweet corn. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, with catering and delivery options.
Washington said he chose the Brandeis Building because he remembers shopping there as a kid. “I always had a soft spot in my heart (for it),” he said, adding that he also wanted to cater to the growing population in the downtown area.
“Downtown is really starting to grow,” he said. “There's a lot of traffic.”
Washington said he's hired eight employees so far, including four delivery drivers.
A grand opening event will start at about 10:30 a.m. Friday.