Friday, February 1, 2013
Lakewood Chicken and Deli opens in the space most-recently occupied former Guys Pizza.
Sam Ali has found a new home for his Red Rooster chicken. It’s just got a new name. Ali recently opened Lakewood Chicken and Deli after Guys Pizza moved out of the space at 18206 Detroit Avenue. He still plans to serve his famous fried chicken and jo-jos that put him on the map. Ali said that business has been “slow" so far, but added that he’s hopeful that it will pick up in the coming weeks. “When the people know we are here, they will come,” he said. “It’s the Red Rooster chicken, my own recipe.” The take-out business will also offer corned beef sandwiches, gyros and other bar food — convenient because the space shares access with the adjacent Avenue Tap House. Red Rooster abruptly closed last year, stemming from family issues. The …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
When we asked Lakewood Patch readers what should move into the Red Rooster convenience store, the suggestions poured in. Now readers can put it to a vote.
Last week, when we reported that the Red Rooster convenience store had closed, we also asked for suggestions on what business should move into the vacated store. Your suggestions roared in. Seems that the topic of storefronts on Detroit Avenue’s East End is something of particular interest to Lakewood Patch readers. And with its busy location, across from Lakewood City Hall, the space isn’t likely sit vacant for too long. We took a few of the readers’ suggestions and put ‘em to a poll. When you’re done voting, feel free to add to the conversation in the comments section.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Red Rooster convenient store recently closed its doors on Detroit Avenue. We're wondering what's next for this location. Share your suggestions in the comments.
The Red Rooster convenient store recently closed its doors on Detroit Avenue. The lights are still on; the slushy machine is still spinning; and there are still deli meats in the cooler near the check-out counter. However, the store — well-known for its fried chicken — has been shuttered for a couple of weeks. Attempts to reach the owner have been unsuccessful. One resident, who lives in the apartment building across the street, said last she was upset to hear the news, as she tried to open the door and peered in through the windows in disbelief. "I don't drive, so where am I going to get the things I need?" she said, noting that it could be a while before the new Discount Drug Mart is built a couple blocks away. With its busy location, …