Oct. 30, 2013 By Christian Murray
A Japanese grocery store is opening on 44th Street, across the street from the Sunnyside Post Office.
The store, to be called Taiyo, will be located at 45-08 44th Street, and will offer Japanese items such as tofu, miso, rice, candy and cosmetics. There will also be a deli inside.
Taiyo is being launched by Hiroshi Hatasaki, who is the owner of Ariyoshi Japanese Restaurant located on Queens Blvd, and Toshiaki Takahashi.
Takahashi, who was renovating the store on Tuesday, said he expects it to open in November.
Taiyo will take the space that was last occupied by Queens Gyrotonic, which moved location in the middle of 2012 to 49th Street (43rd Avenue). The store has been vacant since.
Meanwhile, in other Sunnyside news, Nodus, the Thai restaurant located at 45-04 Queens Blvd, closed Monday, after being in business for a little over two years. It is for sale for $100,000.