Raising Cane's would go on the site of the recently demolished Chateau Briand Caterers in Carle Place, making it one of four planned Long Island locations for the chain. Credit: Newsday

A redevelopment plan that includes the former Chateau Briand Caterers site in Carle Place would bring a Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers eatery and 35,558 square feet of new retail space.

Woodbury-based Scotto Brothers Inc. owns the approximately 5½-acre site on Old Country Road through affiliate companies.

On March 5, Scotto Brothers submitted a redevelopment plan to the Town of North Hempstead that includes building a 2,804-square-foot drive-thru Raising Cane’s restaurant on part of the former Chateau Briand property at 440 Old Country Rd., according to documents filed in the town building department. The 21,300-square-foot Chateau Briand was recently demolished.

The project also calls for constructing a two-story retail building that would be attached to an existing DSW shoe store at 357 Old Country Rd. The 35,558 square feet of new retail construction would have space for six tenants.

The plans also call for the construction of a 3,015-square-foot bank with a drive-thru. The name of the bank was not included in the town documents.

The project requires approval of the redevelopment application before construction can begin.

In 1978, Scotto Brothers acquired Chateau Briand, an event venue and catering hall that hosted weddings, baby showers, holiday parties and other celebrations.

The venue closed in December 2022 and laid off all 112 employees, according to a notice filed with the New York State Department of Labor in September 2022.

The reason for the shutdown was “economic,” according to the filing.

Neither Scotto Brothers nor Raising Cane’s responded to Newsday’s requests for comment Monday.

Founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1996, Raising Cane’s is a fast-growing chain with a streamlined menu — chicken fingers and chicken finger sandwiches, plus a few sides.

Newsday reported last year that Raising Cane’s was planning to enter the Long Island market in 2025 with four eateries — in Commack, East Meadow, Hauppauge and Carle Place. The fast-casual chain has declined to disclose specific addresses where it plans to open restaurants but has disclosed the cross streets for some of the properties.

Using building-related applications submitted to towns, Newsday has reported the addresses of three of the planned restaurants, including the one planned for East Meadow, on a subdivision of property at 2545-2555 Hempstead Tpke., and Hauppauge, on part of a vacant site in the 500 block of State Route 111.

No plans for the Commack eatery have been submitted to the Town of Smithtown, said Peter Hans, director in the town planning department.

The Commack restaurant will be near the cross streets of Commack Road and Vanderbilt Parkway, Raising Cane’s spokeswoman Hannah Henderson said in April.

Raising Cane’s has more than 780 restaurants in the United States, the Middle East and Guam.

The chain opened its first restaurant in New York State — its global flagship in Times Square in midtown Manhattan — in June, followed by four other eateries in lower Manhattan’s Astor Place, Brooklyn and Harlem.

Raising Cane’s will open an eatery in Penn Station in midtown Manhattan in May, and expects to open a Flushing, Queens, location in June, Henderson said this month.

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