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LIC office building for sale could be prime for redevelopment

| rpozarycki@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Cushman and Wakefield

It’s ready for business, but a Long Island City office building and warehouse which recently hit the real estate market could be ripe for redevelopment in one of the borough’s hottest neighborhoods.

Brokers Cushman and Wakefield are offering the 15,000-square-foot, two-story building at 11-02/04 37th Ave. for an undisclosed amount, as all appropriate offers are being considered.

The ground floor has a 7,500-square-foot workshop with 20-foot-high ceilings and a mezzanine space. Above it is 7,500 square feet of office space, including a 2,500-square-foot expanse of cubical space along with executive offices, restrooms, a conference room and administrative areas.

The commercial structure is located four blocks north of the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge and within walking distance of the 21st Street-Queensbridge station on the F line and the 36th Avenue station on the N and Q lines.

Currently, the site is located within a manufacturing zoned district, but its size alone makes it a potential target for redevelopment in the ever-changing community.

By law, any potential residential plans would require the site to be rezoned through the Uniform Land Use Review Process, which involves public review and could take up to a year to complete.


First Queens Denny’s opening in Jackson Heights

| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Updated 3:33 p.m.

Jackson Heights will soon be home to the third Denny’s Restaurant in New York City and the first in Queens.

The chain restaurant will be a co-tenant, along with Red Mango, Dunkin’ Donuts, Children of America Day Care and medical offices, at a brand new commercial building coming to 87-10 Northern Blvd., according to commercial real estate management company First Class Management.

The 40,000-square-foot building will have underground parking, with about 5,000 square feet of retail space available for lease on the ground floor and 10,000 square feet of office space available on the second floor, according to the company’s website.

Councilman Daniel Dromm, who confirmed the chain restaurant will open its doors in Jackson Heights, said he is concerned about Denny’s coming into the community because it is allegedly known for paying its employees minimum wage.

“I hope that when they do come that they would pay fair wages to the workers,” said Dromm, who has supported a resolution calling for New York City to raise the minimum wage. “They should be paying [workers] a wage they can live off of, that they can survive on.”

Denny’s is expected to open its first chain in New York City in downtown Manhattan later this summer, after settling a lawsuit with residents who opposed the restaurant claiming it would became a hangout spot for college students, according to published reports. The chain is also reportedly slated to open a location in Brooklyn.

Denny’s did not respond to request for comment.