The 4th of July marked the grand opening of the New Orchard Farmers Market at 42-24 Greenpoint Ave. Owner Bob Patel and a partner bought the store this past March 15th and have spent the intervening months renovating and acquiring all the proper licenses that such a business requires. “You need licenses for the cigarettes, […]
In April, Rae Arora, a Flushing real estate developer, bought a failing Sunnyside bar/lounge with the aim of turning it around. The business, called ‘Boulevard’ when he bought it, was a club that had a distinct Eastern European flavor to it. “The first week I opened, just four people came by,” Arora said. The club, […]
Yogurberry, a new frozen yogurt shop, will open for business in mid-August at 44-01 Queens Blvd., replacing one of the many cellular phone stores in the neighborhood. Queens native ‘Diaan He’ watched from the shade of the #7 train as workers hung a banner over her new store. The owner said she can’t wait to […]
A new Thai restaurant is opening in Sunnyside next month, across the street from the Butcher Block. The restaurant, to be called SunnyThai, will be the owner’s second Thai restaurant, with the other located in Jackson Heights. The Sunnyside operation will be located at 43-43 41st Street where Anise Fusion was formerly located, before it […]
Fashionable Baby & Kidz, an upscale clothing boutique located on 47th street (between Greenpoint and 47th avenues), opened Saturday. The store carries name-brand clothing for infants to 7 year olds, such as French Toast, Burberry, Polo and the Gap. Children’s jewelry, socks, shoes, hats and hair accessories are also for sale. The owner of the […]
Pink Icing, the long-awaited bakery located at 44-13 Queens Blvd, is opening tomorrow (Saturday). The bakery is owned by Juan Arache, a Sunnyside resident, who already owns the Sugar Room, a baking supply store, on the same block. The bakery will open Saturday at 11am and Arache will be providing customers will free samples of […]
A fine Italian restaurant opened last week on Greenpoint Ave. in the space that was once occupied by Sunrise Restaurant & Grill. Prima Sarabella Restaurant, located at 41-08 Greenpoint Ave.(between 41st and 42nd), offers a comprehensive menu, including: spaghetti alla bolognes ($8.50); chicken sorrentino ($13.50); grilled salmon dijon ($15.50) to grilled New Zealand lamb chops […]
A new pizzeria is holding its grand opening Tuesday at the old location of Rosario’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, which has been vacant for years. La Bella Vita Pizzeria & Restaurant, located at 50-12 Skillman Ave., will be run by Vinny Lombardo and Sal Amato. The pizzeria is the first establishment owned by Lombardo, 31, whose […]
Ottomanelli Burgers & Belgian Fries, a Woodside burger joint, opened in January. The Wall Street Journal ran the following story this morning. WSJ The burger craze spreads deeper into Queens with the opening of a new joint in Woodside. F. Ottomanelli Burgers & Belgian Fries traces its origin to a butcher shop down the street. […]
99c Fresh Pizza opened on Tuesday selling pies and slices at discount prices. The pizzeria, located at 41-10 49th Street, is selling 18” pies for $8.00 ($2.00 extra per topping) and a slice for 99c (plus 50 cents per topping). It offers free delivery (718-507-9099). “This [pizzeria] is the first of about 20 that we’re […]
The former proprietor of Bliss Bistro is opening Tapenade, a casual French restaurant located at 44-07 Queens Blvd, on Thursday. Alim Maruf, with his business partner Abu Khan, will be marking the restaurant’s grand opening by offering free drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 12pm through 10pm. “Tapenade will be a French bistro–just more affordable and […]
The manager of the Mobile station on Queens Blvd. and 44th Street is revamping the gas station’s convenience store, by converting its “On the Run” operation to a 7-Eleven franchise. The On the Run store is a Mobile-sponsored venture that is largely based in Missouri. The brand name in Sunnyside and the Northeast is limited. […]
41-10 49th Street (source Amit K.) A new pizzeria that’s opening on 49th Street, across the street from Café Marlene and next to Florent’s, will be selling a slice of pizza for 99cents.
For upper Skillman Ave residents, the struggle to find a slice of pizza is going to be over– as two pizzerias are about to open. A new pizzeria will be opening on 49th Street, across the street from Café Marlene and next to Florent’s. That pizzeria is expected to sell pizza for a $1 per […]
Doctors’ offices will be opening at 45-10 Skillman Ave. early next year, according to workers on the site and other local sources. The property, which has been vacant for about 18 months, was at one time the location of the Sunnyside Medical Center.
Shalom Book Store, the Catholic store located on Skillman Ave., is opening another shop—just one block from its existing operation. Shalom, based at 49-08 Skillman, will be opening its new store at the former Sea Kiss Boutique, which is at 48-13 Skillman Ave. The new store will focus on selling statues and figurines of Mary, […]