Author Topic: Swim Two Birds - Where We're At  (Read 6399 times)

Offline rhydewithdis

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2016, 08:17:47 AM »
thats too bad

Offline Lilybell

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2016, 09:32:40 AM »
No updates on his facebook page - last post was November 2015. What a shame. Maybe there's still hope but it seems unlikely.

Offline ljr

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2016, 12:20:44 PM »
I've seen the gates up on that storefront during recent days, indicating that something is going on in there. Gates are down at night. I've been noticing gates up during the daytime for a few weeks. They used to always be closed.

Offline Benoit

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2016, 02:26:29 PM »
I wouldn't be so quick to count them out just yet....

Offline dssjh

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2016, 05:02:05 PM »
I wouldn't be so quick to count them out just yet....

cool.

they need to get some unexpired permits so they don't get shut down for operating with expired permits

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2016, 08:28:27 PM »
His problem was that he was trying to open upscale restaurant. Pharmacy would be much better choice, or let's say 99 cents.

Offline JDinJH

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2016, 09:04:43 AM »
It is a shame!  It is very hard to open a business in NYC, especially a restaurant, when compared to other parts of the country.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/dining/restaurant-economics-new-york.html?_r=1.  Too bad, it looks they were saddled with regulations and obstacles that killed the birds before they had a chance to fly. 

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2016, 02:10:36 PM »
It is a shame as I don't wish failure on anyone willing to take the plunge...but there are hundreds of restaurants in Jackson Heights that seem to do fine, and many of which are quite successful. This was likely a combination of bad luck and inexperience.

It is a shame!  It is very hard to open a business in NYC, especially a restaurant, when compared to other parts of the country.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/dining/restaurant-economics-new-york.html?_r=1.  Too bad, it looks they were saddled with regulations and obstacles that killed the birds before they had a chance to fly.

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2016, 02:13:48 PM »
It is a shame as I don't wish failure on anyone willing to take the plunge...but there are hundreds of restaurants in Jackson Heights that seem to do fine, and many of which are quite successful. This was likely a combination of bad luck and inexperience.


How many of them are new?
 How many of them are opened without a local "in"/discount rate or the backing of a large chain?

Offline dssjh

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2016, 10:10:34 PM »
he also came in telling the users of this board that everything they ate was garbage, that no one in jackson heights was selling food worthy of feeding to a dog, and that only he could save us all. kind of like the presidential race that just ended.

Offline voelteer

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2016, 08:38:47 AM »
kind of like the presidential race that just ended.

And on top of all that his birth certificate proves he's Canadian--da noive!  ;)

Offline amsci

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2016, 08:08:20 PM »
If/when STB officially throws in the towel*, how quickly do you think another business will open up in that space? I say 6-8 weeks tops.

*Not that I wish it on them! Its just interesting how some places seem to pop up compared to others. (WTH is going on with the Queensboro?)

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2016, 07:25:19 AM »
I guess it's very difficult to open a non ethnic restaurant in JH

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2016, 08:47:08 AM »
Some of the paper covering is down in the front window - and you can see some rudimentary new construction in there - perhaps a front counter/reception area?

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2016, 03:57:44 PM »
french bistro would be ethnic, no?

even french-canadian?

I guess it's very difficult to open a non ethnic restaurant in JH

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Re: Swim Two Birds, the final chapter?
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2016, 03:57:44 PM »