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Popeye’s to open next week

Popeye's building

Brewton’s Popeye’s Louisiana Chicken will open its doors next week.
Located in the former KFC building, locals have watched the progress since October. This week, work crews are finishing the parking lot and employees are undergoing training today.
The venture is a group project among those involved with David’s Catfish House – Josh Godwin of Brewton and Rob Faircloth and his son Elliot of Atmore and Bill Spurlin of Andalusia.
“We are glad to be here,” Godwin said. “We are locally owned and operated. We’ve hired 60 people. I think that’s great because 40 of those people didn’t have jobs. That means 40 new jobs in Brewton. It might not be a huge impact, but it a good impact on the community.”
Faircloth said, “We are proud to be here and that Brewton now has a Popeye’s.”
Elliott Faircloth will be the managing partner for the location. Assistant managers are Whitney Emmons, Christina Gohagan and Sarah Steele.
Once open, store hours will be from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Sunday, the store will close at 9 p.m. Each night, the lobby will close at 9 p.m.; however, the drive-thru will remain open.
Godwin said the Brewton site is only the first Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen the group will open throughout south Alabama.
“That’s tax revenue that stays in Escambia County, going to the schools, the city, and while it may seem like a small impact, we think it will be big for everyone,” he said.