‘Greens and Grains’ Shutters, While Famous Hakki Readies Essex Chicken Spot

Posted on: October 17th, 2019 at 5:03 am by

Greens and Grains is no more after a year in business, as Hell Square eats another of its own. Instead, the so-called Pizza Champion is opening a chicken-focused eatery.

Hakki Akdeniz, who owns a plethora of pizzerias around the neighborhood, is planning to open Essex Chicken at 115 Essex Street. Just a few doors down from Champion Pizza.

The 24-seat newcomer will boast a small menu of assorted chicken, from wings to sandwiches. And Macaroni and Cheese.

The onetime Boss Tweed’s storefront is stripped of any prior identity, and interior remodeling is already underway.

Akdeniz has been in the papers quite a bit of late, thanks to his delivery of pizza to the memorial of the four homeless men beaten to death near Kimlau Square on the Bowery. He himself was once homeless, and never turns away the needy from his establishments.

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