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Offline Lilybell

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #135 on: April 23, 2015, 11:40:18 AM »
There is no way in hell we are getting a Fairway; we do not have the "right" demographics for them and Armondo's space isn't even close to being large enough. 

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #136 on: April 23, 2015, 01:21:12 PM »
The second or third floor may be good for coworking space mentioned in this thread: http://www.jacksonheightslife.com/community/index.php?topic=13143.0

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #137 on: April 23, 2015, 01:41:37 PM »
I disagree about Jackson Heights not having the "right" demographics for a Fairway.  I think Jackson Heights is the perfect place for a new one.  The prices at Fairway are competitive and often better than Foodtown or the other options in the neighborhood.  Fairway has locations in lots of different areas and has been expanding rapidly in the last few years.  Also, I don't think the mention of the grocery store taking the same corner as Armondo's means that the new store will occupy the same exact footprint.  There is certainly space in that building for a large grocery store.  Obviously this store could be anything people have mentioned but I think Jackson Heights underestimates it's appeal to quality brands, especially a local business like Fairway. Blink Fitness and the new Gap store on 82nd Street are good examples of companies moving into the area.   

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #138 on: April 23, 2015, 03:33:23 PM »
The Fairway locations are all in higher-income areas except for two rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods: Red Hook and Harlem. I'd kill to have Fairway here, but it ain't gonna happen any time soon. It's a pipe dream.

Regarding the places you mentioned: The Gap Store is an outlet; we wouldn't be able to get a regular gap here. Blink Fitness is a discount gym. We couldn't get NYSC to come here; people tried.

It's not about residents underestimating the appeal; it's about numbers and outrageously high commercial rents in JH compared to other neighborhoods.

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #139 on: April 23, 2015, 05:41:17 PM »
the one thing that completely nixes the fairway idea is the size of the space. the smallest fairway location is far bigger than the foodtown, which is far bigger than the space being discussed here.

the red hook one is 55,000 square feet, the new downtown/WTC area one is 50,000. it'd be like suggesting a shake shack move in to the (now seemingly closed) subway next to Ricky's.....

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #140 on: April 23, 2015, 06:07:38 PM »
Good point. I can definitely see a TJ's going in there, though, they often have very small footprints.

I just hope that I can still get a parking spot in a reasonable amount of time whenever this thing opens...

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #141 on: April 23, 2015, 09:12:13 PM »
I hope it's not another Patels or a "destination store" that people travel to from outside the neighborhood. That really would add to the existing chronic traffic nightmare.  I have always thought that Jackson Heights would benefit from municipal parking. Maybe under the BQE somewhere. Would really make a difference.

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #142 on: April 25, 2015, 10:52:51 AM »
How do we not have the demographics for something like a Fairway when there's places like the downtown natural market on 37th and 84th.

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #143 on: April 26, 2015, 12:25:14 PM »
How do we not have the demographics for something like a Fairway when there's places like the downtown natural market on 37th and 84th.

Fairway is much larger and needs to do a higher volume of business than the pocket-sized Natural Market.

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #144 on: April 26, 2015, 11:47:31 PM »
Maybe a Citarella?  Kinda like a mini fairway

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #145 on: April 27, 2015, 11:02:15 AM »
Maybe a Citarella?  Kinda like a mini fairway

Could be. The size would be right. I'm leaning towards Amish Market though.

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #146 on: April 28, 2015, 11:20:32 AM »
Amish Market would make sense - they're a chain and already have (or, had?) a store in Queens at Atlas Park. They're kind of pricey, though, at least, the one that I go to in Manhattan is.

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #147 on: April 28, 2015, 04:14:55 PM »
I think the Met food....or whatever it is calling itself these days is just as pricey if not more so than fairway. True though that the space is much smaller than is necessary.

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #148 on: May 25, 2015, 07:04:19 PM »
An excellent piece just came out from the New Yorker magazine about how high commercial rents are negatively affecting wonderful neighborhoods throughout NYC, including the West Village. It also features some solutions for this issue, including this blurb:
> If high-rent blight hurts New York’s municipal economy, what, if anything, might be done? Because the problem is tied almost inextricably to the value of New York real estate generally, there are no simple fixes. The #SaveNYC movement and the Small Business Congress NYC advocate the regulation of lease renewal. They support a bill written by the small-business advocate Steve Null that tries to limit rent spikes by making commercial-lease-renewal disputes subject to mandatory mediation and arbitration, like some baseball salaries. Gale Brewer, the Manhattan borough president, supports a different regulation of lease renewals, coupled with zoning rules, that encourages landlords to quit waiting for the jackpot and to start renting. Some, like Moss, want to fine landlords who leave storefronts abandoned, in the hope that they’ll then rent to smaller, quirkier companies instead of Chipotle. There may also be other original solutions to the specific problem of high-rent blight, such as, perhaps, finding ways to let pop-up stores use abandoned spaces on a seasonal basis. <

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/why-are-there-so-many-shuttered-storefronts-in-the-west-village?mbid=rss

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #149 on: August 10, 2015, 01:57:41 PM »
Has there been any update on the businesses moving into the Bruson Building?  The construction seems to be moving along nicely but its been radio silence since all the discussion back in May.   

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Re: Fire breaks out at Bruson Building
« Reply #149 on: August 10, 2015, 01:57:41 PM »