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Two New Businesses Open on Queens Blvd, Following Departure of Long-Time Establishments

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Aug. 11, 2014 By Christian Murray

Bonjour European Hair Design, located at 44-19 Queens Blvd, opened Saturday taking over the space that had been previously occupied by Magic Touch Hair Salon for decades.

Sergio Cassandres, the owner of Bonjour, has been part of the Sunnyside hairdressing landscape for several years. He had owned a hair salon at 43-46 44th Street, called Europea Hair Salon, for 5 years prior to closing it in March–after his lease expired.

Cassandres’ lease came to an end around the same time that Magic Touch closed. Magic Touch closed after the long-time owner died and the deceased’s daughters struggled to keep it going, several sources said.

“My new location is bigger and nicer [than the 44th Street space] and there is more opportunity being on Queens Boulevard,” Cassandres said.

“I also wanted to stay in the neighborhood after my lease came to an end since I live around the corner and I have a steady clientele,” Cassandres, who has lived in Sunnyside for the past 10 years, said

He said he had to renovate the old salon from top to bottom since it had not been updated in 30 years.

Cassandres’ former 44th Street location is now occupied by Lucky’s, which does facials, waxings, hair and threading, while Bonjour focuses solely on hair.

Meanwhile, a dentist office—called Affordable Dental—is opening at 44-17 Queens Boulevard next week.

The dental office took over space that was previously occupied by Carpati Transport, which was in the business of shipping items to Romania. The owner of that business retired and the dentist took over the lease.

In other business news, a new physical fitness studio called Blaze Fitness is coming to 45-12 43rd Avenue, in a small space that was previously occupied by Vizhnay Accounting & Tax Services.

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The hairdresser is horrible and will destroy your hair charging you fifth Avenue prices. Don’t say you were not warned. His coloring is very damaging, his blow out is horrible and you’ll leave $300 disappointed.

simon donikian

Kubikian & Puskulian

I been using them for some 30 years. respectful toward them not only for
good work but also for the fact that they been interested in art.

I even had a one man show in their place 2001 shortly after 11 Sept.
In 3 days over 100 people shoved up, glad to take their mind off the great tragedy…..

I guess excellence in a human is to do something for community too.



They are not the best! They rush you in as fast as they can have no respect . The wife is so crass and has such an attitude. And her poor little husband having to deal with her. Far from the best! They are so old I would hate to think they know much about modern dentistry.


Glad to see another street level medical office that doesn’t look like it served founding fathers. Good luck to the dental place. If anyone goes there, please report back, we all need a good dentist.

PS: Sunnysidepost you really need to create a business directory already and allow us to comment/post! Link has been up there but it leads to nothing.


This blvd is an absolute joke. And you have nobody to blame but the greedy landlords. The newest thing it their short term tenants with five year leases. They rob the tenant of all the build out costs and don’t offer longevity so they go out of business and than rent it for higher at the cost of the guy that fails. Absolute scum.


The Lucky’s Salon on 44th Street Off Queens Blvd in Sunnyside, Queens has 3 beauticians with great experience! and they’re very good at their job! They always welcome old and new clients at the shop. Lucky is a wonderful eyebrow stylist, Rosa is an amazing hairstylist, Cecilia is a professional experienced beautician from Sunnyside, and Joe is a good hairstylist. I recommend you go there and you will like the affordable prices!!! 🙂 Great people!


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