THE Crabhouse in Long Island City will once again moult, no make that undergo a complete transformation, and become a Mandarin immersion early childhood center called Kuei Luck Enrichment Center.[Read more…] about The Crabhouse in LIC To Become Mandarin Early Childhood Center
Does LICtalk have a ‘cover curse?’ Last year we bemoaned the difficulty many local restaurants have getting open, honing in on the travails of Mothership Meat Company and using a picture of the nearly completed R40 Argentinian restaurant as our cover photo. Fast forward a year and the latter has yet to open for business and no one answers the phone…
Nevertheless 2020 looks to bring a bounty of new restaurants to Long Island City, but before we dig in here’s a select role call of those who passed in the last decade for you nostalgia buffs: Lounge 47, Mario’s Deli, OpenDoor, The Riverview, Ihawan (yeah, LIC once had Filipino!), and The Crab House – v1., v2., a little latino and a head fake. Plus a special decadal award to the Most Resilient: The Shannon Pot, having existed at three different locations in the last
ten six years. Then finally a look to the unborn of the new decade, most notably the future tenants of Dorian’s and that hole in the ground across the street from it?!? Oh to have 2020 vision.
A new Chinese Hot Pot restaurant is coming to Court Square in Long Island City. Yin Traditional Hotpot will be located at 23-10 Jackson Avenue as first reported in The Court Square Blog, in a space previously occupied by Bia Vietnamese Pub, and before that a Quiznos.[Read more…] about Yin Traditional Hotpot Restaurant Coming to Long Island City
A new restaurant will be opening on 44th Road in Long Island City under the aegis of Mark Rancourt, a co-owner of Extra Fancy in Williamsburg. Extra Fancy describes itself as a “Crab-shack-chic eatery serving New England-style seafood plates, upscale sandwiches, creative cocktails & craft beer.” I would describe it as crab shack meets Brother Jimmy’s down on the bayou in the 1980’s (given the soundtrack when I went).[Read more…] about Big New Restaurant Coming To 44th Rd. – Seafood Anyone?
Christmas has come early to Long Island City, as Trader Joe’s will be opening a new location at 22-43 Jackson Avenue towards the end of next year according to the LIC Post. It will be housed in approximately 17k square feet on the ground floor of a new apartment building being constructed across the street from MoMA PS1.[Read more…] about Trader Joe’s Is Coming to Town