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Bayside arcade closes after nearly 30 years


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Game over.

Peter Pan Games, a popular arcade in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, has closed after nearly 30 years.

The owner of the video game house, who could not be reached, chose not to renew his lease, officials said.

“It appears with all of the latest technology with games, so many younger folks are able to play at home,” said Mary Hughes, vice president of leasing at Cord Meyer Development, which rents the space.

“We are sad to see the doors close,” Hughes said.

Peter Pan Games was located at 212-93 26th Avenue on the upper level of the shopping center. Gamers enjoyed crazes like Dance Dance Revolution there as well as classic Skee Ball, Pac Man, claw machines and air hockey.

“It’s a shame,” said 13-year-old Shawn Choi. “A lot of people have fun there. There are no arcades around here.”

Smiles Entertainment Center in College Point went out of business years ago.

An online search showed only two operating mom-and-pop Queens arcades: Funtopia at 66-26 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village and Kids Fun House at 62-73 Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood.

There are also two Chuck E. Cheese’s franchise arcades in Flushing and Long Island City.

“I’m sad it closed,” said Dylan Morrow, 23. “I used to go there all the time. But I haven’t gone in a while now that I got older. That’s a bummer. All these kids are playing video games in their houses now with their crazy Xboxes.”

 

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Back-to-school sales and deals


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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School is about to start and for parents that means buying new clothes, school supplies and more. Here’s a list of some local back-to-school deals that you can shop for around Queens or online.

CLOTHING / SHOES 

Carter’s Children’s Wear
(Bay Terrace Shopping Center, Bell Blvd. & 26th Ave., Bayside)
Now through Aug. 29

  • Save up to 50% off on back-to-school favorites, such as dresses, tunics, leggings, polos, hoodies and more in stores and online.

Modell Sporting Goods
(various locations in Queens)
Now through Aug. 30

  • Men’s Polo’s 4 for $20
  • 40% off Men’s Classic Jersey Pants, Fleece, or Cargo Pants
  • 50% off Vortex Backpacks
  • Women’s Russell Fleece Separates Buy 1, get 1 free
  • 20% off Entire Stock of Moret Ultra Separates
  • Fila Workout Capris or Leggings $15
  • Boys’ Tricot or Soft Poly Windpants $10
  • 40% off classic fleece pant or Pullover Hood MSRP $35 Now $21

Old Navy
(various locations in Queens)

Now through Aug. 29

  • All jeans on sale for the entire family.

Now through Sept. 5

  • All uniforms on sale.
Shoe Village
(45-22 162nd St., Flushing)
Now through Sept. 8
  • Buy one pair and get one 50% off. (Located at

Stride Rite
(Queens Center, 90-15 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst)
Now through Sept. 4

  • BOGO: Buy one pair and get another for 50% off.

The Children’s Place
(various locations in Queens)
Now through Sept. 10

  • For every $40 spent of merchandise (excluding Gift Cards) on a single order, before taxes, shipping fees and after any discounts, you will earn one (1) $20 PLACE cash coupon redeemable on your next in store or online purchase off $40 or more between September 11, 2012 and September 23, 2012.

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES / ELECTRONICS

Apple Store
(various locations in Long Island & Manhattan)
Now through  Sept. 21

  • Buy the new iPad for college through September 21 and receive a $50 Back to School gift card to use on apps, books, music, and movies. Or buy a Mac and get $100 Back to School Gift Card. And if you choose a Mac, save even more with Apple Education Pricing.

Best Buy
(various locations in Queens)
Ongoing

  • Power up for college with savings in every department.

Staples
(various locations in Queens)
Now through Sept. 15

  • Buy a Back to School Savings Pass for $10 and save on hundreds of school supplies. For more back to school deals at Staples, click here.

 

DEPARTMENT STORES

JCPenney
(Queens Center, 90-15 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst)
Now through Aug. 31

  • Free haircuts for kids in K-6th grade.
  • Kid’s Eyeglasses Sale: Children 16 and under can get a complete pair of glasses, including frames (valued at up to $120), polycarbonate lens and an eyeglass protection plan for only $25 throughout the month of August.

Kohl’s
188th St., Fresh Meadows; 61-35 Junction Blvd., Elmhurst)
Now through Sept. 1

  • 30%-50% off All Collections, Dressy Skirts, Dresses & Dressy Bottoms
  • 30-40% off All Tops For Juniors
  • Buy 1, Get 1 Half off On All Socks For Her
  • Buy 1, Get 1 half Off All Basics for Men * Packaged Socks & Underwear for Boys 4-20
  • 40% off All Urban Pipeline Apparel
  • All chaps School Uniforms Buy 1, Get One for $1
  • 25-30% off All Fashion Jewelry
  • 30-40% off Handbags

Target
(13505 20th Ave. College Point; 8801 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst)
Now through Sept. 29

  • Sale on select backpacks. For more back to school savings, click here.

 

MISC

Christie & Co. Salon Spa
(2364 Bell Blvd., Bayside)
Now through Sept. 14

  • Students and teachers with ID can get a BTS Mini Makeover or BTS Mini Spa for $99, or a BTS Hi-Lites Makeover for $150.

Pearle Vision
(various locations in Queens)

  • 50% off kids’ lenses with frame purchase
  • Buy one get one free
  • Save up to $100 on daily disposable contact lenses

Triboro Pharmacy
(37-20 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria)
Now through August 31

  • $5.00 off any purchase over $25 with coupon – available in the Queens Courier.

Asian cuisine at its best


| padler@queenscourier.com

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Asian Terrace serves amazing Asian fusion fare in The Bay Terrace shopping center in Bayside. It has a spectacular setting and delicious dishes.

The handsome wooden doors open onto a large space whose focal point is a gorgeous fountain. The interior, which was formerly the site of the restaurant Tofu, has been completely redone, from the unique painted floors to the gentle lighting emanating from handsome fixtures. The colors and tones are subdued, allowing the brightly colored fountain to to be the centerpiece of the room.

In the rear is a sushi bar featuring a seascape mural. There is a handsome, well-stocked bar at the front that allows for drinking or dining.

Friends joined us so we could sample multiple dishes. We began our meal with traditional edamame, a nice accompaniment to our drinks. We also enjoyed fall-off-the-bone tender Asian baby back ribs smoked with jasmine tea. Their Cajun seared white tuna with a creamy red wine tarragon sauce had an added flavor of fig truffle and soy. It was a unique and delicious combination.

As a cold appetizer we also enjoyed the seven spice salmon, which is prepared with black and green olives, asparagus, pine nuts, mango jelly and gochujang miso sauce. So different and so good!

There are multiple soups offered, with my favorite being the seafood miso, chock full of shrimp, scallops and clams.

We shared some of the chef’s special rolls. Different and delicious was the Eensy Weensy, soft shell crab tempura with avocado and topped with spicy, crunchy kani masago and sweet soy.

There are old favorites like sesame chicken done with just the right crispness, and the best fried rice with pulled pork I ever ate! We also enjoyed the crispy red snapper.

Of course we couldn’t resist dessert. A creamy tartufo was so good it disappeared minutes after it was served.

The warm and friendly owner and her staff are welcoming and professional in their service.

The restaurant offers free delivery, so whether you experience the stunning setting or eat at your home or office, try Asian Terrace, you’ll love it. It is, as they claim, Asian cuisine at its best!

 

Asian Terrace

The Bay Terrace shopping center

26th Avenue and Bell Boulevard Bayside

718-229-5888

Open seven days for lunch and dinner

Handicap accessible

www.asianterrace.com