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Offline Griswold Contessa

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #180 on: March 17, 2010, 03:39:01 PM »
Sadly the greedy landlords will dictate the stores that will come our way.............The times, they are a changin'........

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #181 on: March 17, 2010, 05:27:06 PM »
Whew, gave me a heart attack with Sam and Raj ... I bought my first ever Walkman there years (years!!!!) ago.
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #182 on: March 30, 2010, 04:46:15 PM »
85-15 37th Avenue.  Just curious... anyone familiar with this address?   ???  I just came across some information from the NYC Department of Buildings website stating the following on a recently issued permit:

"INSTALL WASHER AND DRYER MACHINE IN LAUNDROMAT STORE ON 1ST FLOOR AND INSTALL SLOP SINK AND HOT WATER HEATER ON CELLAR. NO CHANGE OF USE, EGRESS OR OCCUPANCY."

I may be wrong, but I don't recall there being a laundromat on that strip.  Isn't that the block with all the empty storefronts (Cavalier, Don Francisco, etc.)?  
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #183 on: March 30, 2010, 08:44:40 PM »
Could it be that a laundromat is going to move in there ?
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #184 on: March 30, 2010, 08:46:29 PM »
85-15 37th Avenue.  Just curious... anyone familiar with this address?   ???  I just came across some information from the NYC Department of Buildings website stating the following on a recently issued permit:

"INSTALL WASHER AND DRYER MACHINE IN LAUNDROMAT STORE ON 1ST FLOOR AND INSTALL SLOP SINK AND HOT WATER HEATER ON CELLAR. NO CHANGE OF USE, EGRESS OR OCCUPANCY."

I may be wrong, but I don't recall there being a laundromat on that strip.  Isn't that the block with all the empty storefronts (Cavalier, Don Francisco, etc.)?  

That is exactly the empty Fashion Shoes storefront , I guess we might be getting some Dry Cleaner of sorts , since it only mentions a singular dryer & washer machine
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #185 on: March 30, 2010, 09:03:50 PM »
Much better than a 99 cent store :)
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #186 on: March 30, 2010, 09:15:09 PM »
Why does it say "no change of use"?

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #187 on: March 30, 2010, 10:34:07 PM »
Could it be that a laundromat is going to move in there ?

I gathered that, but was wondering if there was an existing laundromat on the premises that may be undergoing some renovation work.  It's nice to know what stores will be opening in the neighborhood soon.

That is exactly the empty Fashion Shoes storefront , I guess we might be getting some Dry Cleaner of sorts , since it only mentions a singular dryer & washer machine

Thanks for pointing out the actual storefront.  Here's a link to one of the permits that have been issued.  This one refers to the premises as a laundromat.  NYC - DOB

Why does it say "no change of use"?

Maybe that means that the premises will remain a commercial storefront?
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #188 on: March 31, 2010, 07:12:48 AM »
Maybe that means that the premises will remain a commercial storefront?

Yeah, pretty sure "no change of use" is in reference to the way the property is currently zoned.

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« Reply #189 on: August 01, 2020, 06:57:15 PM »
What is the feasibility of having a used book store?
Judging from the number of people who yearn for a bookstore, there are readers in JH. What are you all doing with those books after you read them?

Last year I donated over 200 books to a charity, and still have full shelves.

Bottom line is what would the rent be. What price could you get for the books. Maybe an alliance with a wine bar?

just dreaming away here.

Dream away girl! 

I'd love to join in on a low budget financial partnership with other's that may be interested in forming a corporation to open up a bookstore in Jackson Heights.  A small space would be needed, and I do know of a perfect spot.

Alternate, work schedules for those partners would be perfect, especially for those of us that work full or part-time, etc.

Best,

It's been a long time since any of you were dreaming about a bookstore on this site, but if you're still out there, you should know about Open Borders Books, a bookselling collective with dreams just like yours. Right now, we're selling books on 34th Avenue (between 79th and 80th) every Sunday from 10am-2pm (weather permitting) and donating half of the proceeds to local aid organizations. Check us out at openbordersbooks.org and come by to say hi!

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
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