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Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant To Open on Queens Boulevard

The corner of Queens Boulevard and 44th Street where Mad for Chicken plans to open (Photo: Queens Post)

Sept. 19, 2019 Staff Report

A large Korean-fried chicken restaurant is opening on the corner of Queens Boulevard and 44th Street—taking over the space vacated by a Dave’s Bagels, Riko Peruvian Chicken and a hardware store.

Mad for Chicken, which operates a restaurant on Northern Boulevard in Flushing, plans on opening the Queens Boulevard space at the beginning of next year. The establishment is currently under construction.

The operators went before Community Board 2 last week and briefly discussed their plans.

The eatery will be large, with 72 seats on the first floor and 48 seats in the basement.The owners plan on operating the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.

The restaurant will be moving into a block that continues to undergo change.

Amazon Pharmacy, located at 43-10 Queens Blvd., is moving out at the end of the month, as its 10-year lease has come to an end. The pharmacy is moving to 42-08 43rd Ave.

Amazon Pharmacy is closing its 43-10 Queens Blvd. location (Photo: Queens Post)

Amazon Pharmacy is moving to 42-08 43rd Ave. (Photo: Queens Post)

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33 Comments

Anonymous

If you don’t know what you are talking about, don’t comment. Alewife Brewery is still coming to Sunnyside on 39th St. The construction permits took longer than expected.

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ChickenWorship

Are the chicken free-range? Ideally they should raise them on the roof and feed them organic stuff. Sunnyside wants some cookadoodledoo. I am also very impressed at the amounts of comments this key topic gets.

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Francis neary

There is one on Northern Blvd in Flushing, which used to be a diverse place full of Americans. This Korean restaurant refuses to cater to non Koreans. I’m just saying it, not judging. It’s not a run down chicken joint like KFC or others, however they have many ways making you feel not welcome if you’re non Korean. Good luck

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Chicken Person

I’ve gone to the one on Northern several times, I’m a white guy, and I’ve had literally 0 issues. Terrific food and service. You sound like a clown.

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Luna

I really hate when a new place or existing business takes over multiple units. This takes away two spots that other new businesses could have used excluding the spot for their own business. Then good luck with anyone putting any walls up to separate the units again because larger area allows the rent to stay high.

I wish we could get a comic store or good clothing or shoe stores around here. Years ago I could buy clothing right in Sunnyside, now I have to go all the way to Queens Center Mall to buy clothing and shoes because the few that exist often don’t sell what I need and every other business is restaurants, cafes and takeout. This place just adds to the glut of food places in the area because there are too many and their all the same thing.

If it has to be a place to eat what about a nice ice cream parlor like the one we had in the spot Riko’s is now? Everything similar is frozen yogurt not ice cream.

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Bro

This is a large higher end restaurant. Google the existing one. It looks more like Sidetracks did. It’s not some low level place.

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Sorry.

Or you know, the internet exists and you can do online shopping for clothes/shoe. It’s the leading reason why people don’t need malls anymore. Clothing shops are a dying business, and we did have a comic book store around 46th street years ago, and that closed down too. People make businesses that make money, and clearly your personal choices don’t.

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Phil

In Queens working class white residents and businesses are gentrified out by Asians and even Latinos. Won’t hear about it like you do in Brooklyn or Harlem though because it doesn’t fit the narrative

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Crawdad

I hope this lot will eventually be redeveloped. Queens Blvd. shouldn’t have all these temporary taxpayer lowrise structures; it should be consistent midrise infill, from LIC out to Jamaica.

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Jim

Does anyone know whatever happened to the brewery that was supposed to open. The last that we heard they were unloading equipment.

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BIG MAMMA

what other fried chicken place is around there?????
Better than those 99 cents junk store which everyone knows nothing is

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Sara Ross

At least it’s not like Forest Hills/Rego Park where all that comes in are catering places (Russians have parties 7 days a week) and pharmacies who except Medicare for their own and probably bill the government for services they haven’t performed. I’ve lived there over 35 years and hate what the area has turned into. I’ll take a good fried chicken place anytime! I also miss Ben’s Deli.

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gagf

I thought they all got kicked out because the plan was to redevelop the lot :/

Well, I’m happy the Japanese grocery store will still be around.

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Queens Dude

That’s what I thought but, hopefully, that plan has changed. It wouldve been great if that plan had changed BEFORE the bagel store closed, tho.

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