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Feb 12, 2011 06:48 AM

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

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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.