Several readers let me know that the windows are papered at BLVD, a winebar on Center Boulevard. Originally thought closed, it looks more like a renovation, which is exactly what the website says.
Less clear is the fate of the Bellwether location. There’s definitely been some renovating going on there to varying degrees, the big question is what’s next? It looks like a name change at a minimum given the front has been blanked out. I’m guessing a change in direction culinary and style-wise too. That’s pure conjecture.
A Tapas Bar From a Noma Alum Is Opening in Long Island City – sounds familiar
Iconic Astoria Pool Hall Gets a Second Shot at Survival – yeah second chances, yeah pool
Excavation Progresses For 49-Story Skyscraper On Jackson Ave – #23 in tallest current NYC projects per article
Zipperstop, A Family Legacy – news profile on one of the numerous small businesses operating in LIC