Astoria Storefronts Face Wrecking Ball
The storefronts formerly occupied by the Wave Thai Restaurant, Havana Express Café, ABC Super Stores and a small discount store are located in a strip mall on 31st Street near 21st Avenue n Astoria – each of which will face a wrecking ball to make way for the new development.
Plans indicate that the development will be located on the north side of a Queens Library located at the site.
The building will feature 12343-square-feet of retail space on the ground floor, along with a mailroom and reading room for use by tenants. The second through sixth floors will feature 46,632-square-feet of residential space for 42 units, each measuring 1,110-square-feet, plans show. Preliminary plans call for development of condominium units at the building, but those plans may be altered during construction.
Plans also call for 1,500-square-feet of private outdoor patio space on the first floor and a 4,000-square-foot rooftop deck, reserved for tenants.
The building will also feature an exercise room, a music room, a dog wash service, bike storage space and a basement level parking facility with space for 62 vehicles.
Developer Rockfarmer Properties acquired ABC Superstores in December 2016 for $6.5 million and the other storefronts in September 2016 for $5 million.
Construction is slated to begin in mid-2018, and the development is expected to be completed in mid-2020.