Astoria, Astoria Arrivals, Astoria Closings, Community, Food and Drink, Neighborhood, News Aug 27, 2019 Openings, Closings & Rumors: End of Summer 2019 There’s so much going on in the neighborhood (especially closings, unfortunately)! Here’s the latest (as usual, let us know if we missed anything or if you have any further insights): (…) Share this Scoop by Claire Leaden total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print There’s so much going on in the neighborhood (especially closings, unfortunately)! Here’s the latest (as usual, let us know if we missed anything or if you have any further insights): (…) by Claire Leaden Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Kids and Family Activities in Astoria and LIC (Summer Editio (...) 50+ Things to Do This Summer (2019 Edition) OUTDOOR MOVIES IN ASTORIA AND LIC, 2019 SUMMER SEASON There’s so much going on in the neighborhood (especially closings, unfortunately)! Here’s the latest (as usual, let us know if we missed anything or if you have any further insights): OPENINGS Calexico We’ve confirmed that Calexico—the Mexican/California hybrid eatery that started as a street cart and has since expanded throughout NYC, Detroit and Bahrain—is taking over the old Salt & Bone building on 30th Ave. They’ve told us “it probably won’t open until the end of the year,” so hopefully we’ll have more updates come fall! 32-10 30th Ave, Astoria Biskoti Bakery Another bakery is on 30th Ave – in the old Flo space. It’s called Biskoti, and this seems to be a second location after a shop in Merrick, Long Island. Check out some of the delicious-looking baked good here, and let us know if you stop by. Since it was a restaurant space, it seems to have ample seating – indoors and outdoors. 37-20 30th Ave, Astoria FoodStruck This tiny space on 35th St has housed many random businesses (most recently a crepe shop), but its latest tenant is catering specifically to the late night munchies. Though hours vary now (check social), it’s mostly opening from late night to the wee hours of the morning. With menu items like fried chicken thigh sandwiches, grilled cheese with onion marmalade, and five-spice pork belly with fried egg over jasmine rice–you know where to go when those 2 a.m. cravings hit. 3106 35th St, Astoria Credit to Noah Fecks. Four Winters This London-based ice cream shop opened its first U.S. East Coast location a few weeks ago right here in LIC. It’s known for using liquid nitrogen to make its hand-churned ice creams, and current flavors (which are updated monthly) are: birthday cake, lemon berry cloud, mango chilli sorbet, strawberries and cream, and vegan chocolate peanut butter. Just make sure you check their Instagram before you go, because they will sell out! 47-38 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City Credit to Google Maps. “The Spot” A new place called “The Spot” seems to be taking over Dandana Hookah Lounge on Broadway. We received this tip from a reader and can’t find much other info, so let us know if you hear anything! 42-21 Broadway, Astoria CTown Fresh Apparently opening on 24th Ave and 32nd St – can never have too many grocery stores! RUMORS Rivercrest Though it’s been a long time coming, management says that they are just waiting on a liquor license, and expect to be open at the end of this month/beginning of next! 33-15 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria McCann’s Interesting signage is up at McCann’s on Ditmars, under new management? The message on their machine just confirms that they are currently closed and under new management, but doesn’t say when they will be opening back up. 3615 Ditmars Blvd, Long Island City Euro Market Euro Market under the 30th Ave train has had continuous issues over the past few years, so it’s not especially surprising that the above sign appeared on their windows last week. No one has been answering the phone there either… 30-42 31st St, Astoria CLOSINGS Credit to Higher Grounds. Higher Grounds This CBD-friendly coffee shop had customers freaking out when it appeared closed, and someone (I assume connected to the owners?) broke the social media silence on Instagram here. They explained that it won’t reopen until October 1, under new ownership. Not sure the full story, but everyone seemed pretty shocked. 25-11 Astoria Blvd, Astoria Credit to Loose Leaf. A few rapid-fire closing announcements based on reader insights, which we don’t have additional insight on: 33 French Cleaners Inc: 3327 Crescent St, Astoria Loose Leaf Tea: 28-10 23rd Ave, Long Island City (closed through mid-August, with papers over the windows) Matsu Sushi: 3411 30th Ave, Astoria (the Yelp page reflects this as well) El Boqueron: 31-01 34th Ave, Astoria (under the train on 34th Ave, seems to be closed with something new opening up) Twitter Facebook Email Print 2019closingsopeningsrumorssummer 2019 Related scoops Kids and Family Activities in Astoria and LIC (Summer Editio (...) 50+ Things to Do This Summer (2019 Edition) OUTDOOR MOVIES IN ASTORIA AND LIC, 2019 SUMMER SEASON 7 Comments Calexico Restaurant to Open on 30th Avenue in Astoria | Astoria Post September 3rd, 2019 […] 30th Avenue establishment will be its first in Queens. Weheartastoria was first to report Calexico is coming to the […] Reply Calexico Restaurant to Open on 30th Avenue n Astoria | Astoria Post September 3rd, 2019 […] 30th Avenue establishment will be its first in Queens. Weheartastoria was first to report Calexico is coming to the […] Reply Jos August 28th, 2019 French cleaners on 31st have the RUDEST owners. Good riddance even tho this appears to be a different location. Reply JT November 1st, 2019 This is very true! Super nasty to customers Reply Vidiot August 28th, 2019 Rio Grande, the Brazilian lunch counter/steakhouse place on Broadway, moved effective 8/26 to the Rio supermarket on 36th. Reply Jennifer August 27th, 2019 No restaurant stays open very long in the old Salt and Bone location. Good luck to Calexico – it sounds delicious! Reply Wendy December 16th, 2019 Jennifer. Not true for many years there was a greek restaurant in that spot with sidewalk seating. Don’t know why they closed. 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