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Offline Ed

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2016, 01:11:41 PM »
No updates from me, but....my speculation is that the construction shed that's on the 80th street side is hiding a bank of windows in what used to be a solid brick wall.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2016, 09:41:10 PM »
dudleeeeeeeeeeeeey! tell us what is happeniiiiiiiiing!

please

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2016, 03:45:04 PM »
The lack of of updates is a missed opportunity to begin building a loyal customer base. PLEASE TELL US WHAT IS GOING ON.......can't you tell there is so much pent up demand for a decent place to eat in this neighborhood that we actually want to sit in and spend time in?..... we want to be able to get behind you and build the hype for your grand opening.......just sayin

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2016, 04:16:01 PM »
I'm as eager as the next person to learn more about this project.   But I certainly understand their preference to proceed with their work quietly and privately until they have news to share.

We've seen two models of communication by new restaurants under development in our neighborhood.  One has shared with us every step of the process, including detailed design choices, struggles with permitting, etc.  This has included a fair bit of drama when there have been disagreements with members of this discussion forum and criticism of the community board.   The other restaurant has been more measured in its communications, reliably showing up here to update us when they have tangible news to share.  But given that they have missed their opening date as well, I'm sure they've been traveling a similarly difficult road.  In the end, despite being led by people who know what they are doing, both are taking a lot longer to come to life than anticipated.  The obstacles to opening a business in this city are clearly very high.

Nonetheless, the neighborhood is rooting for them, and they'll both be welcomed eagerly when they finally do open up.   I'm sure they'll welcome any word-of-mouth publicity we can provide when they're ready for it.
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Offline fillmorep

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2016, 09:20:55 AM »
The previous post is right on. As a former cafe owner I learned the hard way not to share too much info before you're ready. City permits can delay you at the last minute, as can cash crunches. When you tell people about an opening that then doesn't happen, you lose credibility. All news has to be carefully parsed out.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2016, 10:57:40 AM »
I'm as eager as the next person to learn more about this project.   But I certainly understand their preference to proceed with their work quietly and privately until they have news to share.

We've seen two models of communication by new restaurants under development in our neighborhood.  One has shared with us every step of the process, including detailed design choices, struggles with permitting, etc.  This has included a fair bit of drama when there have been disagreements with members of this discussion forum and criticism of the community board.   The other restaurant has been more measured in its communications, reliably showing up here to update us when they have tangible news to share.  But given that they have missed their opening date as well, I'm sure they've been traveling a similarly difficult road.  In the end, despite being led by people who know what they are doing, both are taking a lot longer to come to life than anticipated.  The obstacles to opening a business in this city are clearly very high.

Nonetheless, the neighborhood is rooting for them, and they'll both be welcomed eagerly when they finally do open up.   I'm sure they'll welcome any word-of-mouth publicity we can provide when they're ready for it.

To be fair, the over-communication you're referencing went to the point of disparaging comments towards other food establishments in the neighborhood. The dirty laundry of the road to open-date is interesting to witness, but I'd say the one you're referencing went far above that and strayed off that topic quite often.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2016, 10:08:53 AM »
O wise and beneficent gods of the bistro: Bacchus, Dionysus and Amex, we praise thee!

Bringers of Brunch
Masters of Mimosae
Benefactors of Bordeaux
Searers of Steak
Potentates of Pudding

We implore you! Give us a sign!

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2016, 10:50:29 AM »
Alas, your plaintive cries have gone unanswered three times. I think it's safe to assume that whatever the status of this bistro/gastropub is, the developers are not reading or responding to the JHL board.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2016, 12:02:49 PM »
I happened to walk by a few weeks ago and was able to see inside.  I confirmed that there has been no work done on the space for several months.  However, based on what has already completed, it has real potential with an open kitchen and a large bar area.  If it ever gets completed it has the potential to be a neighborhood changing restaurant.  So if the developers are reading this, I hope you find the money to keep going! 

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #39 on: August 04, 2016, 01:24:34 PM »
I think most people have more or less given up on this.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2016, 02:12:04 PM »
I think most people have more or less given up on this.

I haven't given up!  :)

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2016, 02:38:24 PM »
I think most people have more or less given up on this.

I haven't given up!  :)

Awesome

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2016, 04:51:46 PM »
according to his profile, it's been over a year since Dudley has been "active" on the board in any way -- not that he needs to keep anyone apprised of his doings, but for a once-regular poster to disappear entirely doesn't bode well for the venture. just hope nothing serious has happened.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2016, 12:50:59 PM »
Any update on the Queensboro?

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #44 on: November 28, 2016, 02:57:07 PM »
the website is still non existent. the facebook page has this contact info
80-02 Northern Blvd
Jackson Heights, New York
@thequeensboro
Call (917) 673-4641

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #44 on: November 28, 2016, 02:57:07 PM »