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Offline Chuckster

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #150 on: March 04, 2010, 10:50:41 AM »
We may soon know the fate of some of the shops along the block on 37th Avenue... the block where The Cavalier was located.

From YourNabe.com:

Trust negotiates to sell Cavalier building site
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #151 on: March 04, 2010, 02:01:43 PM »
The only type of businesses that can afford to pay twice the rent for those spaces are national fast-food establishments or fronts for money-laundering operations.  This does not bode well for our little neighborhood.

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #152 on: March 06, 2010, 08:44:45 PM »
In the mean time, that desolate block was a nice, nearby place to take our kid out on his tricycle, and people watch. I'd love to see some greenspace pop up.

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #153 on: March 06, 2010, 09:09:46 PM »
A community garden!!!

Offline Really4rob

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #154 on: March 06, 2010, 10:39:01 PM »
I'm still holding out for a Barnes & Noble.  If we have to choose a chain, let's have one that is beneficial to the community.  :)
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Offline jessicaramos

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #155 on: March 08, 2010, 12:15:58 PM »
yes, jh is in desperate need of a bookstore!

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #156 on: March 08, 2010, 12:30:32 PM »
Oh, man.... I would seriously love a good bookstore. That's nearly the only thing we lack in this nabe!
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« Reply #157 on: March 08, 2010, 10:30:16 PM »
See since I'm not a coffee drinker, Starbuck's means little to me ... but if we have one, or somehow end upwith two, why not the Barnes & Noble attached to it ... :)
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #158 on: March 09, 2010, 12:13:55 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.

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #159 on: March 09, 2010, 12:19:36 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.

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #160 on: March 10, 2010, 04:01:52 AM »
Not to cross poliniate with the Yesteryear thread, EG, but you recall Discount Books, across from PS 69?   

Though to my generation it was, first and foremost, "the comics store", it was a nice little book shop that ultimately went under.
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #161 on: March 10, 2010, 12:55:49 PM »
Rob - I found one of the Discount Books bookmarks the other day. A souvenir from the past.

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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #163 on: March 11, 2010, 01:53:03 AM »
Rob - I found one of the Discount Books bookmarks the other day. A souvenir from the past.

In one of the albums I unearthed at my mom's house, I found a picture of the dog Max that used to sit in the dioor throughout the 80s at Discount.
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Re: Neighborhood empty storefronts
« Reply #164 on: March 11, 2010, 02:42:32 PM »
I want to frame this as a rumour but nonetheless intriguing.  I heard from a person I work with who grew up in the neighborhood and is friends with Al the former owner of The Cavalier that he (Al) is looking at starting up a new re staraunt in the space across from the Post Office.  I believe it's the current campaign office for Jose Peralta.

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