June 20, 2014 By Christian Murray
A hardware store, hair salon and dental office are all opening in Sunnyside.
A hardware store is going to take over a little more than half the space that was previously occupied by Grand 99 Cent Store, located at 45-24 46th Street. While the landlord confirmed the information, he elected not to provide any details such as when the store will open or the name of the tenant.
Grand 99 Cent Store vacated the location in May 2012, and it looked as though a liquor store was going to move in to the 5,000 square foot space. However, a number of smaller liquor stores banded together and were able to convince the State Liquor Authority not to grant the prospective tenant with a license.
With that deal falling through, the landlord split the property into two stores, with one now going to a hardware store.
Meanwhile, a hair salon is moving into the location that was previously occupied by Magic Touch Hair Salon, at 44-19 Queens Boulevard. The hair salon is expected to open next month.
Next door to the hair salon, a dentist is about to open where Carpati Transport was previously located at 44-17 Queens Boulevard.
The owner of Carpati, which focused heavily on shipping items to Romania, retired from the business in March and his lease has been taken over by a dentist.