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Sep 8, 2009 11:48 AM

Sip City in Great Neck - any idea what this will be?

Does anyone have any info on what Sip City is. There has been a sign up on the spot on the corner of Middle Neck Rd. and Cutter Mill Rd. advertising that the new place will be called Sip City (the sign says "Meet me at Sip City"). Could this perhaps be a brewpub (wishful thinking) or a wine bar? At least its not a salon or nail place.

Thanks in advance for any info.


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  1. funny, i was hoping for an ol' fashioned ice cream parlor.

    1. This corner was an institution in Great Neck, it housed a pub called "Mushroom's" a lot of meeting, greeting and good eating went on there. I worked there on and off for 15 years. Lots of good memories. For some reason nothing else lasted in this location. I don't think the village would allow a bar to open if the liquor license expired (which it probably did) so we think it could be a coffee house. No one really knows yet. It has been totally gutted and now is sealed up tight. Only time will tell, but many of the old patrons are extremely curious. whatever opens up there I wish them well, and I will be sure to stop in at least once!
      Joani, Great Neck

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      1. re: joani.oni

        hi joani, didnt mushrooms have an issue years ago, with board of health, issues? next to it was the iconic La Tosca pizza

        1. re: intrepid

          "Mushrooms" had a hepetitis incident which is not the reason it closed as it survived quite a few years afterwords. Had plenty of good times at Mushrooms.

        2. re: joani.oni

          HI Joani!!! Did you work there when Parkus and John worked there, early '80's?

        3. I have heard, although this is entirely unconfirmed, that it is to be a kosher bar.

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            1. It looks like this is going to be a bar folks. If you go into the columbian restaurant on middle neck rd, across from the plaza, you will see an animatedish map of great neck on the tables, and where it says Sip City, it show a Martini glass. I must assume that it is a bar. I also peeked in there and saw a bar near the entrance.