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Bud’s Ale House closes months after taking over Hooters location
Bud’s Ale House closes months after taking over Hooters location
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/30/2013 at 12:58PM

A rebranded restaurant in Fresh Meadows could not fill the cups of its predecessor. Bud’s Ale House has closed its 61-09 190th Street location. The move came several months after Bud’s took over a Hooters there. Officials said the food joint reopened under a new name last October after Hooters of America axed a franchise [...]

Library expansion breaks ground in memory of Queens activist
Library expansion breaks ground in memory of Queens activist
News Melissa Chan 4/25/2013 at 9:29AM

Their eyes looking to the skies in memory of a lost beloved leader, elected officials drove their golden shovels into the dirt to break ground on a long-anticipated library expansion project. “It feels so good to be standing here today, knowing that construction is beginning,” said Queens Library President Thomas Galante at the Friday, April [...]

$7M in renovations for Queens Library branch
$7M in renovations for Queens Library branch
News Melissa Chan 2/18/2013 at 4:25PM

The Kew Gardens Hills library will soon close to make way for a $7 million renovation. An extra 3,000-square-feet of space will be added to the 72-33 Vleigh Place branch, library officials said. There will also be twice as many computers, a bigger meeting room, larger separate spaces for adult, teens and children and an [...]

Bud’s Ale House replaces Hooters in Fresh Meadows
Bud’s Ale House replaces Hooters in Fresh Meadows
News Melissa Chan 10/23/2012 at 10:05AM

Fresh Meadows residents are saying ta-ta to their neighborhood rack shack after the establishment known for its busty wait staff bounced out of town last week. Hooters emptied its 61-09 190th Street nest on Sunday, October 14, and reopened as a new brand, Bud’s Ale House. According to officials, failed year-long negotiations led corporate heads [...]

Top headlines around the web
Top headlines around the web
News Melissa Chan 10/13/2012 at 12:49PM

Aqueduct racino and tax coffers in the chips This is one gamble that paid off. The Aqueduct Resorts World “racino” in Queens is celebrating its one-year anniversary — amid positive reviews from state officials and community leaders that the facility has boosted jobs and swelled Albany’s coffers in a fragile economy. Read more: New York [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Strawberry’s closes suddenly this weekend
EXCLUSIVE: Strawberry’s closes suddenly this weekend
News Melissa Chan 10/12/2012 at 6:33PM

A New York baseball legend’s sports bar shuttered Sunday after poor management ran the popular Douglaston dive to the ground, the Courier has learned. Strawberry’s Sports Grill — the brainchild of the Mets’ and Yankees’ four-time World Series champ, Darryl Strawberry — had only been open for two years before the prominent restaurant struck out, [...]

Barber shop to make way for Yogurtland
Barber shop to make way for Yogurtland
News Melissa Chan 10/12/2012 at 5:17AM

The last locks will soon fall at a popular barber shop after the three decade-long staple on Bell Boulevard shutters at the end of the month. Pace’s Hair Design, located at 40-02 Bell Boulevard, will permanently close its doors on October 27, according to Donato Cataldo, owner of the family business and the building, who [...]

Peninsula Hospital to close permanently
Peninsula Hospital to close permanently
News Jay Lane 3/26/2012 at 3:39PM

Peninsula Hospital Center will permanently close, bringing to an end a chaotic chapter in its life marked by six months in bankruptcy and a failed rescue attempt by an investor that had no experience in running a hospital. The state Department of Health shut down the laboratory of the Far Rockaway hospital on Feb, 23, [...]