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Offline lalochezia

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2017, 11:20:14 AM »
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Offline amsci

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2017, 12:39:36 PM »
Maybe you can sneak a bottle of wine into the Wendy's on 73rd.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2017, 12:53:54 PM »
a woman i know, albeit not all that well, lives in the Towers. she told me last week that the gentlemen behind this place have thrown in the towel after running out of cash. can't verify that beyond the shadow of a doubt, but nearly a year with no progress indicates something is wrong.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2017, 12:12:12 PM »
I heard from someone yesterday that they saw construction activity starting again.  Maybe the project has been resurrected or someone new has taken over.  Fingers crossed that the original idea will be realized. 

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2017, 06:59:16 PM »
 Doors were open today and construction taking place inside. Anybody with insights as to what's happening?

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2017, 01:24:02 PM »
No insights, but construction continues and the bar area seems to be coming together. Who knows, maybe eggs Benedict and bellinis ARE on the horizon!

On a related note, Addictive Wine and Tapas is a bit farther along (having started only this last January) and looks to be shooting for a July opening.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2017, 06:46:57 PM »
No insights, but construction continues and the bar area seems to be coming together. Who knows, maybe eggs Benedict and bellinis ARE on the horizon!

On a related note, Addictive Wine and Tapas is a bit farther along (having started only this last January) and looks to be shooting for a July opening.

Where is Addictive's new space?

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2017, 09:54:53 PM »
No insights, but construction continues and the bar area seems to be coming together. Who knows, maybe eggs Benedict and bellinis ARE on the horizon!

On a related note, Addictive Wine and Tapas is a bit farther along (having started only this last January) and looks to be shooting for a July opening.
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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #53 on: May 01, 2017, 08:34:40 AM »
Shelby2 - it's on the northwest corner of Northern and 87th. There was a bodega in the space before. The current location is going to be turned into a craft beer and cider place, with small plates and banh mi....

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #54 on: May 01, 2017, 10:00:25 AM »
Shelby2 - it's on the northwest corner of Northern and 87th. There was a bodega in the space before. The current location is going to be turned into a craft beer and cider place, with small plates and banh mi....

Thanks. That sounds great. One thing we can count on is that Francisco and Patrick will create an amazing interior. They did a fantastic job with the tapas place.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #55 on: May 01, 2017, 12:04:13 PM »
Here is something that puzzles me. When the heated discussions about gentrification get going--especially in regards to projects like The Queensboro and Swim Two Birds--there are always people who say that JH is a neighborhood of struggling immigrants and cannot support more upscale restaurants for that reason. And we should not expect--or want-- that fact to change. We are a neighborhood that showcases inexpensive cuisines from the many cultures represented here. Get over it--go to Manhattan or Brooklyn or okay, LIC if you want bistros and wine bars and craft cocktails, etc.

Well, we had dinner Saturday night at Uncle Peter's on Northern, where we noticed the top entree price is now something like $46. The place is has been a fixture here for a long time and is busy whenever we've been there. So how can Uncle Peter's survive here if nobody can afford to eat in a place like that? And it's not the only local restaurant that can be quite pricey. So I don't buy that argument that all JH can support based on "what the market wants" is 99 cent stores and budget-priced restaurants. There are plenty of people here from all over the world who frequent these pricey restaurants and bring their whole family--I've seen large groups eating at places that were far from cheap, where I might hesitate to bring a gaggle of kids along with the grownups for that reason. Thoughts?

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #56 on: May 01, 2017, 01:26:41 PM »
I think Uncle Peter's owns the building.
However, it is always crowded so the prices don't seem to be keeping people away.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #57 on: May 01, 2017, 02:22:06 PM »
I think Uncle Peter's owns the building.
However, it is always crowded so the prices don't seem to be keeping people away.

Rent is a big deal.
Getting a NEW liquor license is a big deal.
Also, Uncle Peter's has an established clientele, it doesn't have to prove itself.
Armando's was the same way.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #58 on: May 01, 2017, 04:44:42 PM »
Here is something that puzzles me. When the heated discussions about gentrification get going--especially in regards to projects like The Queensboro and Swim Two Birds--there are always people who say that JH is a neighborhood of struggling immigrants and cannot support more upscale restaurants for that reason. And we should not expect--or want-- that fact to change. We are a neighborhood that showcases inexpensive cuisines from the many cultures represented here. Get over it--go to Manhattan or Brooklyn or okay, LIC if you want bistros and wine bars and craft cocktails, etc.

Well, we had dinner Saturday night at Uncle Peter's on Northern, where we noticed the top entree price is now something like $46. The place is has been a fixture here for a long time and is busy whenever we've been there. So how can Uncle Peter's survive here if nobody can afford to eat in a place like that? And it's not the only local restaurant that can be quite pricey. So I don't buy that argument that all JH can support based on "what the market wants" is 99 cent stores and budget-priced restaurants. There are plenty of people here from all over the world who frequent these pricey restaurants and bring their whole family--I've seen large groups eating at places that were far from cheap, where I might hesitate to bring a gaggle of kids along with the grownups for that reason. Thoughts?

I've never seen Jackson Heights as a neighborhood of "struggling immigrants."  The more recent immigrants who came to this neighborhood were always solidly middle class--teachers, accountants--just as the original wave of Irish, Jewish and Italians were.  The large number of coops and private homes assured that.  As with any community, there were, and are, people who are less fortunate mixed in, but this neighborhood has always hovered at around the same economic level regardless of the ethnic background of the residents.

The neighborhood has also always supported a mix of inexpensive and more upscale restaurants and I think it still can.  Dinner for two at Uncles Peter's, Armondo's, the late Luigi's and Trieste could easily surpass $100 with drinks.  If Swim Two Birds or The Queensboro open and the average cost per couple is $180-200, then, no, I don't think they will make it.  But if the food and service are good, and the prices are similar to let's say Armondo's, then I think they have a good chance. 

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #59 on: May 02, 2017, 12:01:27 PM »
Shelby2 - it's on the northwest corner of Northern and 87th. There was a bodega in the space before. The current location is going to be turned into a craft beer and cider place, with small plates and banh mi....

Who told you this? Will this new beer/cider bar be run by the folks from Addictive? Would be great to have a place like that in the neighborhood.

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Re: Coming Soon: The Queensboro
« Reply #59 on: May 02, 2017, 12:01:27 PM »