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Feb 24, 2020

Openings, Closings and Rumors: Mid-Winter 2020

Here are all the latest happenings in the neighborhood! And yes, jury’s still out on Chipotle… Openings La Flor Vieja If you love the El Rey Del Taco truck, they (…)

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Here are all the latest happenings in the neighborhood! And yes, jury’s still out on Chipotle…


La Flor Vieja

If you love the El Rey Del Taco truck, they just opened a brick-and-mortar location on 31st Ave. This taqueria is cash only.

32-03 31st Ave


This new pizza spot has cropped up on 30th Ave up near 50th St. It used to be “Mama Carmela’s,” another pizza place, with similar signing so perhaps it has just changed names.

49-14 30th Ave

Lash Out Bar

Yelp / Lash Out Bar

A luxe eyelash salon called Lash Out Bar recently opened in Astoria. They are accepting new clients, as well as walk-ins with a grand opening special of 20% off a new set..

31-88 38th St.


This is new in the since-shuttered Tierras Columbianas space. It comes from the owners of the restaurant of the same name in Jackson Heights, serving Ecuadorian food. On their website it says the grand opening will be March 6.

33-01 Broadway

Veggie Lin Garden

 More vegetarian options in Astoria! This is a new Chinese takeout place called Veggie Lin Garden on Broadway near 47th/48th St. that serves all vegetarian options. Find out more on their website here.

48-14 Broadway
Lase New York

Instagram / @lasenewyork

To go along with the lash place for a big night out, a new laser hair removal spot called Lase New York just moved in on Broadway.

23-20 Broadway


Dave’s Shoes

This shoe store seems to have been on the corner and Broadway and 35th St. forever, but signs went up that it is for sale. Not sure if they are selling just the space or the entire business (I believe the laundromat next door is owned by the same people).

34-19 Broadway

Rumors/Coming Soon

Niko’s Souvlaki

The old Adriaen Block CBD-bar space now has signage up for more Greek: Niko’s Souvlaki. Another local restaurateur told us the owner is a billionaire with many other restaurants in the city.

19-33 Ditmars Blvd


Kinship Coffee

Credit to Chelsea Morse.

We shared signs for a new Kinship coffee near Astoria Park a little while back, and now we’ve heard that it’s actually going to be a roastery location! Stay tuned for more.

45-02 Ditmars Blvd


Chase Bank Space Broadway

The old Chase Bank space on Broadway has had work permits in for the first time in years, and one reader was able to ask what was going to be in the space while they were doing construction: apparently a spa!

32-12 Broadway



We noticed this sign go up on 31st Ave…they have an Instagram that doesn’t reveal much, but we’ve reached out for more details!

35-07 31st Ave


Murray’s Cheese

You may know that Murray’s Cheese special “cheese cave” is already in LIC, but it appears they are expanding with a cafe, market and more in the surrounding area. We can’t wait to have this Bleeker St. favorite close by!

28-10 Jackson Ave.


Photos courtesy of 2 Dive 4.

We heard from a source that 2DIVE4 will be under new management and rebranded with a new name, menu and design. More to come…

33-10 36th Ave




For Kinship Coffee on Ditmars Blvd the picture showing is from a building on 21st Street & 24th Ave. Is the new Kinship actually opening on the west or east side of Ditmars Blvd? Thanks for the awesome info.


Just noticed this sign the other day so no idea how ling it’s been up there but looks like a Colombian bakery will be opening in the empty store next to Petey’s Burgers on 30th ave and 31st st. Called Parceros Bakery. Any news on that?


could be never… Burgerim as a company is corrupt and basically bankrupt – the owner of the whole chain fled to Israel to avoid going to jail.


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