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April Glass’ Previous Location Rented to Spa Treatment Biz

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Oct. 24, 2011 By Christian Murray

A spa treatment center is moving into the location that was the previous home of April Glass.

The spa, which will be located at 44-09 Queens Blvd, will focus on facials. It is expected to open in a few weeks, according to its owner, who was too busy to provide any further details.

April Glass moved to 43-42 40th Street earlier this year.

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Long time resident

Denise,

I think you might be out of touch with reality. Let’s just look at facials.

Look at the prices here for Manhattan spas:

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa New York
Essential Facial (I’m guessing that’s the equivalent of the classic): $110
The rest of Elizabeth Arden is hard to compare because I have no idea what a lot of those facials are, but suffice to say most are in the $110-150 range.

Dorit Baxter
Classic Facial: $79
Oxygen Facial: $135
Anti Aging: $125

Two others for good measure:
http://www.oasisdayspanyc.com/facials
http://www.spamanhattan.com/facials.php

Pure’s prices (http://purespanyc.com/) I can’t link directly to the facial section (their site has problems)
Classic Facial: $95
Oxygen Facial: $119
Anti Acne: $119

And yeah, Pure has specials and promotions. As does every other spa, including those in Manhattan.

Pure’s prices are pure Manhattan. I hope this new place offers something a bit more reasonable. I’d love to get a facial every month, but I’m not really flush enough to drop $1400 a year on it.

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sunnyside rant and rave

this too will go out of business soon. BID, or whatever they’re called, is good for nothing.

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EA

Lily- I love, love Cafe Marlene!!!! In summer time when I would walk my dog I would stop by to get some ice coffee from them. But they are just so far away from me!

Rocky Balboa-You right! A clothing store… like a chain store even would work…. maybe we should type out a letter and make people like you and I sign it and mail it. Letters to the stores saying that we are a good neigberhood that would beneffit from a store like Gap, or Payless (I don’t think J.Crew or Banana would work.)

If you want something done right, do it your self!

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rook

I would love to see a bagel place open on the north side of Queens Blvd. But it is nice to see the location is getting filled.

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SUNNY SI-EEDE

A sports massage at Pure is $150 for 60 minutes

That is more than many middle of the road Manhattan spas… so who’s out of touch?

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Rocky Balboa

How many spas/hair cutting places/nail places do we need? A real clothing store would have been great or a shoe store. A shame.

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Denise

If you think Pure’s prices are Manhattan prices, you are out of touch with reality, or have never had a spa treatment in Manhattan. Pure has a wonderful tranquil environment, professional staff, and while it is not cheap, you get a Manhattan type experience for much less!

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Lily

Eh, no more expensive than Starbucks. I’m happy to pay a bit more for a non-chain local business, especially when the product is better. (And in this case, I think it is.)

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Raquel

Thai Malay has great food and good prices. I am sorry about that. They are superior to many of the other Thai places. Care Marlene is overpriced.

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Lily

I heard through the grapevine that Thai Malay is closing, so I’m not opposed to another Thai place!

EA, try Cafe Marlene on 49th and Skillman. They’ve got great coffee (and crepes!).

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EA

@nobody- yummmmm thaaaaai

What sunnyside needs is a good coffee shop (cafe.) DD and SB are just not doing it for me and few other people that I know.

As for the Spa, welcome, good luck and have fun here!

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sunnysider

On the positive side of things. At least someone wants to open a new business in our town. Bravo to them and of course best of luck as well. At least the residence of our town have more choice to spa with them before and compeition is always a good thing for the customer

plus one less vacant store….Horay for us

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Raquel

Not sure but I think the big hair cutting place on Queens Boulevard near Duane Reade also considers itself a “spa”. I think the definition of “spa” seems to have changed over the years.

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Raquel

I’ve notice that some of the hair cutting places give “facials”. I think you have to have a license to do that.

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Roger_the_Shrubber

For those wanting to see certain types of businesses open here and not others, why don’t you get some money together and open one up like the spa owner is doing?

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SUNNY SI-EEDE

@ Raquel

most of the “spas” are just nail salons… so this wouldn’t be in the same taste…

i actually think this new place would do well and win business away from pure… if it offers a true “spa” product at a lower price point. big younger market that would fit perfectly with this model… personally i welcome a nicer place to get a weekly or biweekly massage and occasional ped. and i’m a guy…

the only other spa in sunnyside is pure, which has basically manhattan prices. white collar prices arent going to work long in a blue collar neighborhood.

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sunnysider

Dear Dorothy Morehead, If the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce is trying to attract business here, what kind of businesses are they trying to get. If the land lord does not care about who they rent to then what choice do we have or what control do we have in shopping here or not shopping in a business that we do not like because it will go out of business again. What a circle of business that is happening in our town.

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Dorothy Morehead

Pure is a wonderful spa and their prices, particularly their monthly specials, are quite reasonable. I’ve been there and given gift certificates and we have all been pleased with a variety of services, including massages, facials and nails.

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce has tried to attract a variety of businesses to Sunnyside but they cannot control the actions of a landlord. And there could be much worse than this new business. I wish them every success.

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Long time resident

Actually, depending on the type of service offered, this could fill a need. Yes, we have Bliss Spa down on Queens Blvd. But, that’s the only decent place to get a facial or any kind of spa treatment in the neighborhood, and it costs an arm and a leg. Your only other option are places that also do threading/waxing/nails. How relaxing do you suppose those places are? Not at all. No effort is made to put the spa procedures somewhere quiet, and sometimes in the nail places you have to endure the odor of acrylics.

If this place can provide something better than the threading/places, but not break the bank the way Bliss Spa does, it will fill a need.

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sunnysider

I think the propery owners in our town just want the rent payed. I do not think it matters who it is or what kind of business that they have. I do not think anyone even cares about the bid in our town. They should have a voice in what is gong on. Is marketing in their web site. What does marketing mean to the bid?

We need someone to organize a business association that will stand up to these owners and demand proper business come in here. or sell the property and give us the right to rent it.

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Patrick

So how many “spa”-type businesses does that make on that side of the street? Think it’s about time someone does something logical at the chamber/BID and craft a master plan for the neighborhood. Reach out to owners with a bit more creativity than people seem to be able to muster.

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