Feb. 20, 2015 By Christian Murray
Maggie Mae’s, a well known bar located at 41-15 Queens Blvd, is undergoing a major revamp.
The interior is being rebuilt from top to bottom with 1800s reclaimed wood from Pennsylvania.
New floors are being put down. A new bar has been built, alongside new timber seats and tables.
The bar closed for construction the day after the Super Bowl (Feb. 1) and its owners are planning on reopening it on Feb. 28.
“I just came in as an owner /partner last month and felt it was time for a revamp and I like the rustic look,” said James Moore, the former manager at Maggie Mae’s who now co-owns it with Sean Sorohan. “The neighborhood is also changing–there are a lot of new people coming to the area.”
One of the walls has been removed and now the red brick that was behind it is exposed. Meanwhile, the popcorn ceiling is gone, and the old timber beams show through.
The pool table and the duke box are gone for good. The games of beer pong will be no longer. And there will be just three TVs.
The owners are also putting in a kitchen, which will begin serving food this summer. The menu is not expected to be extensive but items such as burgers, fish and chips will be served.
This summer, the outside and front-door entrance will change significantly. There will be floor to ceiling windows and a whole new exterior sign.
In the interim, the sign will change and the outside will be painted a different color.
Moore said that the bar will have 18 beer lines when it reopens, with several craft beer options.
Maggie Mae’s is also upgrading its large downstairs area that is typically used for parties. That space too is being rebuilt with 1800s reclaimed wood.