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Offline Aronan

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #45 on: March 16, 2009, 03:25:47 PM »
I'm not sure why we need the chain stores on 37th ave. just so we can look like Austin or Steinway Streets ? With both those districts so close it would seem to me that smaller unique stores that have a closer tie to the community are what makes Jackson Heihgts Unique and a little special.  Character is just as important as convenience and these retailers would have a negative impact on the character of our lovely little neighborhood.  Secondly, if you think we have congestion problems now, just wait until these big name retailers rear their ugly heads.
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Offline orzabelle

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2009, 04:58:40 PM »
Another issue is that the stores here keep having to close - maybe local retailers don't do their research before opening yet another thong shop...

Offline julesnyc

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #47 on: March 16, 2009, 05:13:18 PM »
Thong Shop - try saying that 5 times fast!

Ok, now that we have done that - can we all agree not to say "thong shop" again?

Offline orzabelle

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2009, 05:14:56 PM »
Thong Shop - try saying that 5 times fast!

Ok, now that we have done that - can we all agree not to say "thong shop" again?

I can't make any promises, because it's TOO SATISFYING to say.  ;)

Offline julesnyc

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2009, 05:18:52 PM »
Maybe when Espresso 77 comes out with our line of signature flip-flops, we too can be a thong shop.

Offline Aronan

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #50 on: March 16, 2009, 05:37:51 PM »
I think there's a great marketing potential for E77 Thongs : )
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Offline Marlene

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #51 on: March 17, 2009, 12:15:44 AM »
Great potential indeed.  Check these out.  :smiley6600: 
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Offline sulvndnr

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #52 on: March 21, 2009, 09:58:08 PM »
I rest my case.

Offline petster

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #53 on: March 23, 2009, 06:04:11 PM »
I don't think it's about having chain stores like Victoria Secret line 37th Avenue to replace the authentic mom and pop stores...just about stores which are legitimate....serving the the real needs of the community.

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2009, 11:20:51 PM »
I noticed that the large frame store on 37th between 84th and 85th now has a sign saying "closing sale" on the window.  I think this means that once it's closed we will need a revised edition of the cartoon map of JH

That makes two really large storefronts within 2 blocks that are closing (the health and beauty supply between 83rd and 84th is the other one).  Anyone know what the plans are for either of those spaces?



(EDIT:  False alarm!  The frame store is not closing.  Read following posts by other members...)
« Last Edit: April 11, 2009, 09:02:36 PM by Shelby2 »

Offline Chuckster

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2009, 11:21:58 PM »
Is that the place named Europa?
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #56 on: April 06, 2009, 11:26:12 PM »
Is that the place named Europa?

yes.

Offline v70cat

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #57 on: April 07, 2009, 08:33:45 AM »
It would be great if the Gap opened on 82nd Street. 


Another restaurant on 37th Ave would also be nice.

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2009, 12:05:03 PM »
We all like mom and pop shops , but in reality who could count the ones left in one hand in Jackson Heights , there all pretty much gone unfortunately Jackson Heights is not what it once was , i think the only way to revitalize our retail strips and get back on the top of the retail game is to have national chains enter the neighborhood , new times call for new changes and i think now is the time since we have so many open retail spaces . Unfortunately , were in a recession now and national chains are downsizing in general. But, if national chains are present soon , were going to end up with all of those crappy thong shops , 2 are OK , but most of our shopping retail consists of it , ew . Also , the commercial property owners are not collaborating with those exorbitant monthly rates, also Jackson Heights has the demographics to support it and they will ptrtty up the strips like 82nd st and 37th ave
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2009, 02:11:41 PM »
The video rental/electronics/lottery ticket store next door to Agua Clara has a big FOR RENT sign in it.  Not sure if that is on the way out too.
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2009, 02:11:41 PM »