Feb. 27, 2011 By Christian Murray
Flagship Entertainment, the photo and video store located at 45-04 Queens Blvd., is closing and making way for a Thai noodle restaurant.
Flagship has been a mainstay on Queens Blvd for more than 28 years and fell victim to new technology, according to its owner Tony Tang. He said that a growing number of his customers printed photos at home or bought electronic items online. Upon closure, he said, residents will still be able to get passport photos, photo enlargements and video-to-DVD conversions at the UPS store next door.
Tang is the owner of that UPS store, which he opened 2 years ago by splitting the Flagship retail space in two. He is also the driver behind transforming the remaining space into a Thai noodle restaurant.
Tang is going to be a partner in the Thai restaurant, teaming up with food professionals. He expects the new restaurant, to be called Nodus, to open in April. “Nodus” is the Latin root-word for noodle.