UPDATE: KFC may open early 2022 in Painted Post

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SEPT. 20 UPDATE (WETM) – A spokesperson for KFC told 18 News the tentative opening date of the new fast-food location is January 7, 2022, but it’s not official.

“KFC Franchisee Mike Kulp, with KBP BRANDS, is building a new KFC restaurant located in Painted Post, NY,” said the spokesperson in a statement. “The restaurant is scheduled to open around 1/7/2022 but these dates are to flex as part of the process until it’s much closer in time. We do not have a set opening date yet for the restaurant.”

PAINTED POST, N.Y. (WETM) – A new Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant will be coming to Steuben County in a familiar location.

The new location will be in the old Chemung Canal building on North Hamilton Street, which has been vacant since the bank left in 2019.

According to The Leader, representatives from KFC inquired about the building during a village planning board meeting back in June. It’s unclear what changes might be made to the building, but the representatives discussed keeping the existing architecture.

The future Painted Post location would be the first in Steuben County and would join the two Chemung County locations in Horseheads and Southport.

It’s unknown when construction could begin on the restaurant or when it plans to open.

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