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Howard Beach Staples to close at end of May
Howard Beach Staples to close at end of May
Business Eric Jankiewicz 5/21/2014 at 10:59AM

The only Staples in Howard Beach is closing at the end of this month. The store put signs up announcing the closure last week but there will be none of the usual sales fanfare, according to the workers at the Cross Bay Boulevard location.

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 [...]