Astoria, Pizza, Restaurants Oct 22, 2014 Frankie’s Pizza Has Closed We learned from a tweet by @adamkuban today that Frankie’s Pizza (22-56 31st St) has closed. Here’s the transcription of the text in the above image: Dear Costumers! Thank you (…) Share this Scoop by Meg Cotner total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print We learned from a tweet by @adamkuban today that Frankie’s Pizza (22-56 31st St) has closed. Here’s the transcription of the text in the above image: Dear Costumers! Thank you (…) by Meg Cotner Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Photo credit: Adam Kuban We learned from a tweet by @adamkuban today that Frankie’s Pizza (22-56 31st St) has closed. Here’s the transcription of the text in the above image: Dear Costumers! Thank you for your loyalty and support after 50 years of business – Frankie’s Pizza is closing! Sincerely, Frankie’s Team I was just by there the other day and noticed that they’d been around for a while, and wondered how long that would last. There’s a good chance they closed because 50 years is a long time, though I wonder if the plywood around the subway entrance in front of them made a difference in business. I do have to admit—I think the pizza had gone downhill a little bit in the last couple of years. However, it was one of the only places for a while that I could find blood orange Pellegrino. And when I first moved to Astoria I did enjoy their slices. It’s a little disturbing to see two spots close like this (the other being Ditmars Sation Pub). That block of 31st Street has a number of available storefronts now—at least five. Farewell, Frankie’s Pizza staff! Thanks for all the classic NY slices over the years. Twitter Facebook Email Print 50 yearsclosingsFrankie's Pizza About Meg Cotner Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver. 14 Comments GOD November 26th, 2014 NO! NO GODDAMNIT! Reply mlove October 23rd, 2014 Bring on the super rich people. We’ll get a whole foods. Reply Chad October 23rd, 2014 “Hipsters ruin everything!” Oh, please. It’s the rising rents in the area that have closed so many stores, not the hip youngsters that eat there. If you want someone to blame, look in the mirror. We all need to do our part and back some legislation that stops the continual rent increase before the only people who can afford to live in Astoria are the super rich. Reply Mike October 23rd, 2014 I bet it was the rent that finally got them. Rents along 31st have gotten ridiculous. Also, don’t see the comparison with Ditmars station. One was there for a few years, and never really had much success. The other had a 50 year run. Big difference IMO Reply Hipsters Suck October 23rd, 2014 Hipsters ruin everything. Reply dunnypop October 24th, 2014 Give me your definition of a hipster. Reply Ron October 26th, 2014 What does that mean? Reply Thursday Links | Brownstoner Queens October 23rd, 2014 […] NEST LANE, Flushing [Forgotten New York] 44-80 11th Street is Nearly Topped Out [Court Square Blog] Frankie’s Pizza Has Closed [We Heart […] Reply Adam October 23rd, 2014 Did I hear someone say Artichoke Pizza? Reply Denise October 23rd, 2014 Those were the days my friend… Just out of Immac…having a slice and a song (3 actually) on the old fashioned juke box…below the pool hall…lol…where I was too young to enter…Ciao Frankie<3 Reply M October 23rd, 2014 rumor is Artichoke Pizza bought it! Reply Katie October 22nd, 2014 Just so you know, the berry fresh carries every flavor of San pelligrino :) Reply Jennifour October 22nd, 2014 Yeah. I got pizza there when I first moved here 4 1/2 years ago and was disappointed. But now that I know they’ve been there 50 years, I do feel bad. Reply John Agoropoulos October 22nd, 2014 So sorry to hear about the closing of Frankie’s Pizza. They had the best Pizza’s in the Ditmars Area for years. I guess all the new ASTORIA HIPSTERS in town and all the new cafe’s have done them in. I knew the REAL FRANKIE and was a loyal patron for a long time. Sorry to see them close. ASTORIA STILL STRONG and we are open for change. Best restaurants in all of Queens…..Greek, Italian, Latin, Asian. cafe’s galore. Great Diners also…..Check out Tasty’s on Ditmars and 29th Street. Great food, reasonable prices….Greek Specialties and an Avgolemano Soup like your mama use to make. ” ZHTO ASTORIA ”………LONG LIVE ASTORIA ! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.