Astoria, Astoria Arrivals, Astoria Closings, Community, Featured, Neighborhood, News Jun 26, 2019 Openings, Closings & Rumors Early Summer 2019 Here’s our intermittent roundup of openings/closing/rumors in the neighborhood that are too small for posts of their own. As usual, let us know if there’s anything you’ve noticed on your (…) Share this Scoop by Claire Leaden total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Here’s our intermittent roundup of openings/closing/rumors in the neighborhood that are too small for posts of their own. As usual, let us know if there’s anything you’ve noticed on your (…) by Claire Leaden Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Here’s our intermittent roundup of openings/closing/rumors in the neighborhood that are too small for posts of their own. As usual, let us know if there’s anything you’ve noticed on your walks around town! OPENINGS Incasa Decor Right next to other newbie Liv Salad is home wares store Incasa Decor. According to their website it’s a “New York-based contemporary home decor and accessories boutique with a fresh design perspective, an eclectic mix of individual products and design services that blend together seamlessly.” They let us know that while they’ve been working in the interior design field for many years, this is their first physical retail location. 31-88 37th St, Astoria Under Pressure Espresso Bar We passed this on a walk the other day – and it looks cute! Sleek and modern, not much room to work from there but a place to grab a drink on your way to the subway. Or, stand and drink your espresso, like the Europeans do. It’s now open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 30-92 31st Street, Astoria Green Juice Bar and Cafe Looks like a good spot under the subway for green juices and other healthy items. Has anyone tried? 28-55 31st St. CLOSINGS The Freckled Moose The Freckled Moose had some stops and starts over the past year they’ve been open, and unfortunately they announced on their Instagram at the end of May that the restaurant “as you know it” has come to an end. The space is now being used for a series of pop-up restaurants by up-and-coming chefs, with the possibility that one of them may take over. Most recently they had “Sam’s Table” by Chef Sam Stymest. 33-17 31st Ave, Astoria RUMORS Food Emporium Now this has been a long time coming, and very frustrating for lots of people, BUT we feel obligated to share that Food Emporium now says they WILL be opening in July. From their Facebook: We apologize for the endless delays and appreciate your patience. We look forward to serving you again VERY soon … July 2019 … will update if there are more delays. Trust that we are doing everything we can on our end to open ASAP. Fingers crossed! 29-10 Broadway, Astoria Taco Bell Though there is a Taco Bell on Steinway St, there have been rumors that one is coming to Ditmars as well. Must be part of their plan to open 50 more locations in NYC over the next five years. A Taco Bell PR set told us the following: The location is set to open later this Summer. Please reach back out at a later time for a more confirmed date. This location will be part of Taco Bell’s Urban In-line concept. The menu will feature Taco Bell classics as well as exclusive shareable tapas style menu items and there will be no drive-thru. UPDATES Credit to @UrbanFurnitureNYC Instagram page. Urban Furniture & Co-Working We’ve gotten more used to seeing co-working spaces pop up, and even restaurants transform into them during their slow hours…but furniture stores? Now this is something new. In an effort to keep their business alive on the slow Steinway street, they revamped their furniture store to include a coffee shop and co-working space. Stop by and support! 28-23 Steinway St, Astoria The Bad Ass A reader sent us a tip that The Bad Ass (just in our last “openings” section) appeared to be closed up and the sign was gone. Luckily, the business let us know that they are not permanently closed – they just ran into some unfortunate licensing issues which have been resolved now! 26-17 23rd Ave, Queens Twitter Facebook Email Print closingsfood emporiumincasa decoropeningsrumorstaco bellthe bad assthe freckled mooseunder pressure espresso bar 8 Comments Brianne July 19th, 2019 New Japanese place on 36th Avenue, Sake Kawa. Reply Renee Mariotti July 6th, 2019 What about the Chipotle opening at the Ditmars stop that was on their website last year? Reply Claire Leaden July 6th, 2019 We just posted about that here actually! https://weheartastoria.com/2019/07/chipotle-steinway-open-august-14/ It’s Steinway though off Broadway, not Ditmars Reply Anastasia June 29th, 2019 Mighty Oak been introduced as yet? On 28th and 24th. Fired roasted coffee Reply Claire Leaden July 1st, 2019 Yes, that was in our last roundup I believe – thank you! Reply Pandora June 26th, 2019 Any update on the Chipotle on Steinway that was supposed to open in January? It was even on their corporate website under locations for a while but now it’s gone? Reply Claire Leaden June 28th, 2019 According to a construction worker it could open in August, but we are waiting to hear back from their PR team officially! Reply Claire Leaden July 1st, 2019 Look out for a post today announcing when… 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.