Houston’s original Frenchy’s is moving

Two community staples located in Houston’s historic Third Ward, Frenchy’s Chicken and Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, unveiled their plans for expansion during a community celebration on Wednesday, May 31.

The establishments’ gradual yet immense growth encouraged the two to expand their territories and begin constructing new buildings in order to better accommodate their customers and congregation. Frenchy’s will resettle their current Scott Street location in a state-of-the-art storefront just two blocks away on the corner of Scott Street and Alabama Street as Wheeler builds a new sanctuary and Christian Education Complex.

“We agreed to support each other once both of us were ready to expand, and we’re sticking to our promise,” said Percy “King” Creuzot , owner of Frenchy’s Scott Street location. “We are ecstatic for Rev. Cosby and the Wheeler congregation as they are for us and our Frenchy’s family. As a part of our mission, we’re going to continue to provide that same classic, Creole flavor, but now, we’ll be in a comfortable, more modernized, family setting still within the same Scott Street area.”

Mr. King alongside Senior Pastor Rev. Marcus D. Cosby of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church hosted the gathering in order to celebrate their growth with Houstonians. As a part of the day’s agenda, attendees enjoyed live music from the Wheeler Praise Team and tasty refreshments served by Frenchy’s.

“Our congregation is deeply rooted in service to humanity, and we are overjoyed to know our expansion will help serve the greater community,” said Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby. “Our friends at Frenchy’s will be able to serve their customers in a more spacious capacity, and we can continue to express our faith and extend hope to others in our new sanctuary and Christian Education Complex.”

Two community staples located in Houston’s historic Third Ward, Frenchy’s Chicken and Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, unveiled their plans for expansion during a community celebration on Wednesday, May 31.

The establishments’ gradual yet immense growth encouraged the two to expand their territories and begin constructing new buildings in order to better accommodate their customers and congregation. Frenchy’s will resettle their current Scott Street location in a state-of-the-art storefront just two blocks away on the corner of Scott Street and Alabama Street as Wheeler builds a new sanctuary and Christian Education Complex.

“We agreed to support each other once both of us were ready to expand, and we’re sticking to our promise,” said Percy “King” Creuzot , owner of Frenchy’s Scott Street location. “We are ecstatic for Rev. Cosby and the Wheeler congregation as they are for us and our Frenchy’s family. As a part of our mission, we’re going to continue to provide that same classic, Creole flavor, but now, we’ll be in a comfortable, more modernized, family setting still within the same Scott Street area.”

Mr. King alongside Senior Pastor Rev. Marcus D. Cosby of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church hosted the gathering in order to celebrate their growth with Houstonians. As a part of the day’s agenda, attendees enjoyed live music from the Wheeler Praise Team and tasty refreshments served by Frenchy’s.

“Our congregation is deeply rooted in service to humanity, and we are overjoyed to know our expansion will help serve the greater community,” said Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby. “Our friends at Frenchy’s will be able to serve their customers in a more spacious capacity, and we can continue to express our faith and extend hope to others in our new sanctuary and Christian Education Complex.”

About Frenchy’s Chicken:

In 1965, New Orleans native, Percy “Frenchy” Creuzot, came to Houston to work as a traveling salesman, but his ambitions quickly shifted to food. Four years later just a day before Independence Day, he and his wife, Sallie, became independent business owners. The couple opened their po-boy shop on Scott Street, just a block from the University of Houston and around the corner from TSU, which has now become one of the most popular Creole cuisine restaurants in Houston and surrounding areas. For more information, please visit http://www.frenchyschicken.com/.

About Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church:

In March of 1962, 13 pioneering worshipers assembled in the lounge of Texas Southern University’s Baptist Student Union for the sole purpose of establishing an ecclesiastical form of expression through which the worship of God and service to mankind could co-exist. The congregation, now known as Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, became the avenue through which those assembled would express their faith and extend hope to others. After 42 years of spiritual leadership, founding pastor, Rev. William A. Lawson, passed the staff to another shepherd, Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, who currently serves a growing congregation of almost 16,000 members. In order to accommodate the growth the Lord has blessed them to experience, Wheeler Avenue is now in the process of “ Building for the Future. ” For more information, please visit http://wheelerbc.org/ .