'Golden Girls'-Themed Cafe Teases Memorabilia Decor as Eatery Inches Toward Opening - NBC New York

'Golden Girls'-Themed Cafe Teases Memorabilia Decor as Eatery Inches Toward Opening

A sweet treat to look forward to? Flavored cheesecakes named after the hit show's leading ladies

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    'Golden Girls'-Themed Cafe Teases Memorabilia Decor as Eatery Inches Toward Opening
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    What to Know

    • Rue La Rue cafe posted a photo of its renovated interior Sunday, prompting speculation among 'Golden Girls' fans about an opening date

    • 'Golden Girls' star Rue McClanahan was a friend of the owner, Michael LaRue

    • The show ran on NBC for seven seasons in the 1980s and early 1990s

    If you're a "Golden Girls" fanatic whose imagination has been running wild since the announcement of the themed cafe, here's a memorabilia-packed treat.

    Rue La Rue Café has been posting photos of its interior design progress on Facebook. 

    The eatery posted a before and after photo Sunday of a wall in the cafe adorned in memorabilia inherited by owner Michael LaRue, Eater New York reports. LaRue was a close friend of the late actress Rue McClanahan, who played feisty widow Blanche Devereaux on the hit show and inspired the cafe. 

    "The electrician is coming on Tusday to wire all the new stuff and then...Rue La Rue Café," the post reads. 

    Decadent portraits of the eatery's inspiration lined the cafe's walls along with McClanahan's encased 1987 Emmy Award and mannequins displaying some of her iconic looks.

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    Could this mean an opening for the highly anticipated bistro is right around the corner

    Signature treats were also teased on the cafe's Facebook page, including a "Betty White Cake" that will be a daily staple on the menu. The sassy septuagenarians even have their own flavors of their favorite delectable dessert: cheesecake.

    The cafe will be on Broadway between 187th and 188th Streets in Washington Heights. 

    Rue La Rue posted a replica Walk of Fame star for McClanahan in September, which will be placed at the restaurant's threshold. 

    The cafe said it did not have a set opening date, but would post on its Facebook page when the time came. 

    "Golden Girls" ran on NBC for seven seasons from 1985 to 1992.

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