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Chicken and Waffles Spot Backed by Rapper Nas to Open Third Location


A third location for the popular Williamsburg-based chicken and waffles spot Sweet Chick is coming to Prospect Heights this spring, according to owner John Seymour who is opening the “neighborhood spot” with his business partner, the rapper Nas.

Seymour runs two other Sweet Chick locations — the original on Bedford Avenue and another on the Lower East Side, described by Vibe magazine as “local hotspot[s] for the millennial crowd and New York hip-hop community.”

Now he hopes to bring his gourmet comfort food to the 42-seat restaurant at 636 Carlton Ave., located at the intersection with Park Place and Flatbush Avenue, a spot he picked out while driving his three daughters to Prospect Park, he said.

“I literally drove down that block a number of times and saw that space … [it’s] really dope,” he said Monday at a Brooklyn Community Board 8 committee meeting where he applied for a full liquor license for the new restaurant.

The committee approved the license and Seymour is hoping to open the Carlton Avenue location by the spring, he said, helped by Nas, his “favorite rapper growing up,” who partnered with Sweet Chick last year to help expand the brand nationally.

“He’s super excited about it,” Seymour said.

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Fans can expect roughly the same menu in Prospect Heights as at the other two locations, he said — with a low-key, casual vibe.

“I just really want it to be a neighborhood spot,” he said.

CB8’s recommendation for Sweet Chick’s liquor license is set to be finalized at the board’s full meeting on Thursday. The State Liquor Authority will make a final determination for the license before the restaurant’s opening.