Very Popular Fast Food Place Being Built on Transit Road
A very popular restaurant has closed its doors and the new place is already being built. If you grew up anytime in the 90s, you probably have had a late-night meal at Louie's on Transit Road.
Some of my most fun nights growing up ended at Louie's and it was ALWAYS packed. The Louie's era ended last year and coming in its place is a brand new Popeyes Chicken. If you drive by the location on Transit Road, the building at 4890 Transit Road is being constructed.
If you live in Cheektowaga, you probably got a notice in the mail a last year notifying you of a special public hearing that was held in Cheektowaga. The notification read "Re: Public Hearing - Special Use Permit - Chapter 260 Zoning - 4890 Transit Rd."
The description then goes on to mention that Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen is seeking an addition and another driveway for the location off the side street, Madeira.
On Facebook, owner Vaso Kroto's husband, said: "nothing is final".
My wife Vaso owns Louie's on Transit. First of all nothing is final. Popeyes has not been approved and I am not sure if they will be. Second, THANK YOU for all of your support and kind words! We love all of you just as much as you love Louie's food. It would help a lot if you stopped by more often and supported local business! Third, we need HELP! Cooks, dishwashers, waitresses. Since the government decided to pay everyone an extra $300/wk in unemployment benefits no one seems to want to work anymore. Vaso is working 12 hr days and has been killing herself the past year and a half to keep the doors open. The last thing we want to do is sell but with lack of support and staff it might come to that. We are asking for your HELP! And when you stop by Louie's tell Vaso THANK YOU and that you love her. She is going through a very rough time now. Thank you
Louie Galanes started the chain in Western New York in 1967.
Investment property for sale on Transit. The old Hidden Shamrock is for sale in the Depew - Lancaster area for $125,000.
Gallery Credit: Rob Banks