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Popular Filipino Restaurant in Woodside to Close June 30

House of Inasal (Photo: Queens Post)

June 27, 2019 By Shane O’Brien

Popular Filipino restaurant House of Inasal is due to close at the end of the month after five years in business.

The restaurant has serviced the Woodside area since 2014, but staff confirmed this week that management would not be renewing the initial five-year lease taken out for the restaurant. Workers at the restaurant also said that there are no plans to relocate to a new site.

Serving home-style Filipino meals, such as their popular grilled chicken inasal, the Roosevelt Avenue restaurant quickly became a favorite within the Woodside community for its quality comfort food at inexpensive prices.

The restaurant will officially close on Sunday, June 30 and workers at the restaurant thanked their customers for five years of loyal patronage in a Facebook post.

 

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Anonymous

It’s because the city council passes 30 new laws a month. Half of these are new business or building regulations, which directly increase costs. The costs are then passed on to tenants, whether they be residents or businesses such as restaurants. That’s why the cost of everything from rent to dinner to groceries is sky high in NYC. It’s not rocket science. This organization represents the NYC restaurant industry, if you want to learn from actual restaurant owners why they are struggling (rather than ideologues): https://www.thenycalliance.org

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BR

$15.00 minimum wage = small businesses failing
Thanks to all you clueless Progressives!!

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They never mentioned that but I guess we can just make up stories anyway

$15 wage isn’t in effect right now. Oops, you were completely wrong.

On their Facebook they said:

>It’s not for a lack of loyal customers. We have some issues that we can’t speak of at the moment.

So they clearly were doing fine customer-wise…how is that possible?!

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Anonymous

$15 MIN GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH IT !! Small bussiness are mostly run by family !! Dummy !!

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Lila

Yes, we don’t need no $15/hr wages. Lord knows how we’d be paying rent while making $10/hr. Rents are too high, on both restaurants and residents.

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ariansanti

sad to see them go, but it’s smart for them not to sign another contract knowing they wouldn’t be able to afford the prospect of increased costs with the new policies that were just passed.

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They never mentioned that but I guess we can just make up stories anyway

From Facebook: >It’s not for a lack of loyal customers. We have some issues that we can’t speak of at the moment.

But I guess you can blame a living wage for it anyway? Who cares about facts post-Trump.

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Oh, Lily

Duh, stop trying to blame Trump! We will not know the real reasons for why they are leaving and they are discrete and will not tell you.

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Laker

It has nothing to do with greedy landlords. I’m a landlord and real estate prices are crazy so our mortgages are also crazy. I think bankers/agents are working together to cause an artificial inflation or something. I own a two family which I had to overpay for because of crazy prices. There was already 2 Tennants in place paying $1550 a month. I told them I would need to raise the rents to $3000 and they refused to pay so I’m now in the eviction process.

It’s easy to say I’m a bad guy but at the end of the day my mortgage payment is $6800 a month. Let that sink in. The total running cost of the property ends up being about $7500 a month. If I own a two family that’s costing me $7500 a month how can I afford to let each apartment go at $1550? If I do that then I’m spending almost $4000 a month so you can live comfortably. I can’t even afford to give my family $4000 a month. Why would I give that to strangers?

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GreedyLandlord

I guess we’ll see another 20 story luxury apartment building for the Amazon nerds.

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rikki

RAISING THE RENT to levels that make it not worth it to stay in business…….hope that place stays empty for the next 5 years serves the landlord right!

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Long term Resident

Who has the answer? Sunnyside.Woodside retail stores that have been here,FOREVER,closing one by one. Is it money only OR WHAT

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