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Offline Dodger

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Mejbaan Restaurant
« on: May 12, 2016, 04:59:55 PM »
On 37th Ave: I believe it's opening this weekend.  The sign (attached) makes me love this neighborhood a little bit more.

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Re: Mejbaan Restaurant
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 09:31:21 AM »
looks like it's trying to be all things to all people instead of specializing. never know until you try it, but i'm suspect.

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Re: Mejbaan Restaurant
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 10:26:02 PM »
...And it's gone.

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Re: Mejbaan Restaurant
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 10:18:25 AM »
I love this location. Lots of action on the street to watch, yet it feels like an oasis in there. I always think if they had a high end buffet, like $25 per person then it would do really well. People want to act rich and there are way too many buffets in the $10-15 range. But I really don't know what it's like to own a restaurant and I don't know what their motivations are overall.

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Re: Mejbaan Restaurant
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 10:45:03 AM »
But I really don't know what it's like to own a restaurant and I don't know what their motivations are overall.

Years ago I was in a new Indian restaurant (mostly take out with 3-4 tables) and overheard the owner and his lawyer talking about the reason he opened the restaurant. He was applying for visas for 200 (!!) of his relatives and friends to work in the tiny restaurant.

I think some of the businesses and restaurants around here may be involved in other things, like money laundering.

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Re: Mejbaan Restaurant
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 04:50:02 PM »
But I really don't know what it's like to own a restaurant and I don't know what their motivations are overall.

Years ago I was in a new Indian restaurant (mostly take out with 3-4 tables) and overheard the owner and his lawyer talking about the reason he opened the restaurant. He was applying for visas for 200 (!!) of his relatives and friends to work in the tiny restaurant.

I think some of the businesses and restaurants around here may be involved in other things, like money laundering.

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Re: Mejbaan Restaurant
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 08:48:15 PM »
Heard a little about the sale of this building during a JH Open House NY tour this past year. Probably has something to do with it closing...
 
http://nyrej.com/ibrahim-of-entrepreneur-properties-represents-buyer-in-16-million-sale-of-jackson-heights-property

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Re: Mejbaan Restaurant
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 12:20:22 AM »
Heard a little about the sale of this building during a JH Open House NY tour this past year. Probably has something to do with it closing...
 
http://nyrej.com/ibrahim-of-entrepreneur-properties-represents-buyer-in-16-million-sale-of-jackson-heights-property

Who is the "local investor" for this bldg....?

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Re: Mejbaan Restaurant
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 12:28:04 AM »
This is interesting, especially the part about the tenants having a clause in their lease requiring them to comply with new construction over existing storefronts. I would think it would be pretty hard to keep a business open while additional floors are being constructed overhead.

Previously listed on Loopnet (no longer for sale)
"Marcus & Millichap has been selected to exclusively market for sale 7412
- 7424 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, New York. The shopping center
is a great redevelopment opportunity with prime location, just minutes
outside of Manhattan. The 10,001-square foot center is fully occupied
with restaurants, grocery and convenience stores. Four out of five of the
neighborhood. Each tenant has a provision in their lease which requires
them to comply with new construction over the existing store fronts."

https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/19976854/7412-7424-37th-Ave-Jackson-Heights-NY/

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Re: Mejbaan Restaurant
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 12:28:04 AM »