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Sunnyside Leaders to Gather to Discuss Troubled Biz District

Closed in Summer (Photo: QueensPost)

Oct. 11, 2010 Staff Report

Sunnyside’s business leaders are meeting for the second time on Wednesday to put in place a plan to lure attractive businesses to the neighborhood–and stem the tide of recent closings.

The attendees, from Queens Boulevard landlords to Sunnyside business owners (all welcome), aim to put into action some of the ideas that were raised during their first meeting in August. These ideas included: improving store awnings and frontages — to finding and luring the types of stores that would add to the attraction of Queens Bvld./Greenpoint Ave. as a shopping destination.

Closed Last Year (Photo: QueensPost)

The urgency of these meetings is in response to a series of store closings throughout the neighborhood in the past 18 months. Many have been documented on this site.

The meeting will be held at Dazies (39-41 Queens Blvd), October 13, 8:45 am.

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Are you kidding me? Seriously, you have Ariyoshi, a Japanese restaurant with excellent food that’s run by a Japanese! There’s Turkish Grill. I know Astoria, Manhattan, and Brookyn are hotspots but what level of quality do you want?


I’d love to get a decent women’s shoe shop in town! Payless or perhaps something more “mom and pop”? maybe a cute clothing store. Doesn’t have to be designer, but Baby Blue seems to do well. I’d like a clothing store more geared to the older set. I’m not crazy about having to walk all the way to Marshall’s on northern blvd any time I want to go shopping in the neighborhood.


Glad to see the story in the daily news, that is what our town needs. But why have a meeting so early in the am what about using a saturday or sunday aftrnoon so people who work can attend as well. Why are the working people of our area always left out of meeitngs.
Plus is James Bray part of this afterall he is involved with bid and knows people that might be able to help as well. What about our councilman he is always finding money for other needs how about the business community needs maybe he has funds for them as well


Property taxes??? How about quality? I would shop on QB more if I liked the stores, restaurants, etc.


Perhaps if the property taxes were lowered, the landlords could afford to rent the retail spaces for less money. Considering government’s voracious appetite for citizens’ tax dollars, I see things getting worse not better.


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