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Flushing Mall To Close In 2012

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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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    1. that's really annoying

      1. 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. 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. 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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            1. re: Chandavkl

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

              1. re: Lau

                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. 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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              1. re: DaveCook

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

                1. re: Chandavkl

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

                  1. re: Lau

                    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...

                      1. re: AubWah

                        Is there still good dumplings @ Flushing Mall?

                          1. re: AubWah

                            Thanks. any booth/stall info?

                            1. re: johnk

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

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

                              1. re: Chandavkl

                                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.

                                1. re: johnk

                                  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.