Flushing Mall To Close In 2012
I just read about it in the Queens Chronicle.
I hope the food mall finds a new place. I really love the food here.
Here's the link:
Flushing Mall Food Court
133-31 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11354
I don't have an update on the mall as a whole, but I did note one new stall during a late-morning walk-through on New Year's Eve. The food court as a whole was quiet; only Temple Snacks had a decent amount of customers, and, as reported on other threads, a number of stalls have already shuttered. The Chengdu vendor decamped some time ago, but as of one week ago that spot is occupied by a new vendor, Night of Shanghai. Menu below.
I also recall hearing, last summer, that Flushing Mall would be closed, but when I didn't hear any immediate follow-up, I imagined that the hawkers had received a pardon. (Wishful thinking.) Whatever the mix of commercial and retail space, I don't trust that the new development, Flushing Commons, will offer rents within reach of the Flushing Mall food vendors -- not in a new development that will include "620 upscale condominiums."
Even if it does offer affordable rents, between some undetermined time in 2012 and some hoped-for time in 2014 -- when Flushing Commons is due to be completed and the Flushing Mall site may, possibly, be made available once again -- the Flushing Mall vendors will have to find other digs, or go dark.