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Can This ‘Golden Girls’-Themed Cafe Lure Fans To Washington Heights?

by Derek de Koff June 21, 2016


Since it’s an inconsiderably long trek by most people’s standards, it’s not easy getting Manhattanites up to Washington Heights. But maybe that’s because they have no brick-and-mortar paean to Blanche Devereaux, Dorothy Zbornak, Sophia Petrillo, and Rose Nylund.

One local resident is hoping to totally reinvigorate the neighborhood with the lure of a “Golden Girls”-themed café, which he thinks will attract fans in crotchety, curmudgeonly droves.

Related: We’re This Close To An Official Lego “Golden Girls”

According to DNA Info, in early September Michael J. LaRue plans to open Rue La Rue Cafe on 4396 Broadway at the Sofia Storage Building. The space will honor the late Rue McClanahan, a close friend of La Rue’s, and the actress who portrayed Blanche Devereaux in the legendarily campy ’80s sitcom.

“She was my best friend,” LaRue said in a Community Board 12 licensing meeting.

Related: ‘The Golden Girls’ Turns 30, Logo Plans On-Air Drag Salute

Apparently, he’s already lined up the indomitable Betty White to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony.

He intends to decorate the eatery with several items he’s inherited from McClanahan’s estate after she died in 2010. Diners at La Rue Cafe can expect soups, wraps, salads, baked treats, wine, and desserts (cheesecake, we’re guessing).

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