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DannM Feb 12, 2011 06:48 AM

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:

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?ne...

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Flushing Mall Food Court
133-31 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11354

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    AubWah Feb 12, 2011 11:55 AM

    horrible

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      Lau Feb 12, 2011 01:53 PM

      that's really annoying

      1. scoopG Feb 12, 2011 02:07 PM

        I thought this was old news - decided this past summer by the City Council? It looks like there will be a new Food Court in the new multiple use development.

        1. DaveCook Feb 12, 2011 08:00 PM

          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.

          1. Chandavkl Feb 19, 2011 09:22 PM

            In retrospect I guess it isn't that surprising. While the food court is vibrant, the rest of the place is pretty dead, particularly upstairs and in the back. Also, even though it's only 10 years old, it looks more like a 30 year old or older structure.

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              Lau Feb 20, 2011 06:42 AM

              i agree with the back part of the mall, its like 50-60% vacant, the front part with the food court is pretty popular.

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                Mike R. Feb 23, 2011 07:22 AM

                Let's not forget the grand entryway with its World's Fair-like flag display...pretty dramatic and added to the anticipation of High Chow experience.

                Hope this can be reproduced elsewhere.

            2. DaveCook Jan 1, 2012 08:08 AM

              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.

              Dave Cook
              http://www.EatingInTranslation.com

               
               
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                Chandavkl Jan 1, 2012 12:42 PM

                That's bizarre, opening up there now. Kind of like jumping on the Titanic right when it left port.

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                  Lau Jan 1, 2012 09:09 PM

                  yah i was about to say the same thing, its like dead man walking

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                    DannM Jan 3, 2012 09:51 AM

                    I read a brief paragraph in the Queens Chronicle that the developer is still raising money for the project. (Maybe that's what's slowing down the whole project)

                    http://www.qchron.com/news/north/a-ye...

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                      AubWah Jan 3, 2012 05:06 PM

                      Flushing Mall will never die

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                        johnk Dec 7, 2012 04:07 AM

                        Is there still good dumplings @ Flushing Mall?

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                          AubWah Dec 7, 2012 06:06 AM

                          yes

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                            johnk Dec 7, 2012 06:38 AM

                            Thanks. any booth/stall info?

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                              Chandavkl Dec 7, 2012 07:56 AM

                              Not sure what your definition of "dumplings" is, but Diverse Dim Sum is great.

                              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/836805

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                                johnk Dec 7, 2012 08:41 AM

                                Thanks. Looking for the basic shredded cabbage & pork with some chili oil on them.
                                Not soup buns. I saw the name of a place called Chengdu Snacks listed on the directory that serves them.

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                                  Chandavkl Dec 7, 2012 10:07 AM

                                  Well Diverse has more than just XLB and it's quite good. Don't recall if they have the dumplings you're looking for, though.

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                                    AubWah Dec 7, 2012 03:25 PM

                                    He's looking for this place

                                    http://www.yelp.com/biz/joong-han-boo...

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