Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Buffalo Wild Wings Signs

A portion of 71st Continental Ave. was transformed yesterday into 'Buffalo Wild Wings Land' as our newest restaurant chain unveiled its signage, visible from the space shuttle by the way. (Kidding about that last part, but they do seem a bit, how can I put it, loud?)





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  1. Looks a bit like Times Square!

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  2. any idea when it is opening?

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  3. that poor building. I know that franchises are the ones who could afford the huge rents in FH but it's disheartening to see this area of FH turn into an outdoor mall (there are few exceptions of course).

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  4. Buffalo Wild Wings is nothing special. But neither was a Staples store in that location.

    Food and alcohol seem to be the big draw in town.

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    1. Food and alcohol are the big draw on Earth, let alone in "town."

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    2. Show me a good full rack of Baby Backs and a case of beer and I'm there!

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  5. Congrats! You are the second commenter to earn a nickname on this blog. You join Johnny "Two Comments" as Stevie "Nothing Special" since I'm pretty sure that you have pointed out that something is "nothing special" almost every time you've commented here.

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  6. Buffalo Wild Wings seems okay as a place to eat though.

    Chain restaurant with thousands of locations just catering to this area. Will probably do well at this location.

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  7. I had read somewhere about a June 30th Opening.. Don't know how fast the inside is going but the outside seems ready! lol

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  8. More foot traffic , more parking nightmares.
    More new business/chains will flow into 11375...it's a hot zip right now.
    Let's make sure that they mind their ps and qs and work with our community.

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    1. Try walking, biking, busing, subwaying, or train-riding and you can join me in my nightmare-less world. I just don't get you people. One of the greatest things about living in our city is that you just don't need a car! Why you feel you have to get cars and then all you do is complain about the "parking nightmares" is just beyond me.

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    2. I don't believe the above commenter was talking about parking/traffic problems for their own car, but rather the tons of people who would drive here to eat at establishments such as these.

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    3. Ha, I'm sorry but from all my experience I can guarantee you that the vast majority of people visiting our soon-to-be open Buffalo Wild Wings will not be driving here.

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    4. And by the way, that experience includes seeing an unbelievably huge stream of people marching down 71st/Continental Ave. Saturday evening, having just come from the subway. It was kinda jaw dropping. I thought we were having another street fair!

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    5. Drake, like you and I were saying the other day. Saturday night on Austin Street is nothing but Riff-Raff. But nobody will listen to us!

      Kevin

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    6. If you continue to lie about what I say I will 1) start to delete you and if it continues 2) ban you.

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  9. Visitors from Fresh Meadows, Douglaston, Bayside, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Howards Beaxh drive here. There is no subway or direscr bus line. So we will definitely see an uptick in traffic ... All you need is an extra 100 cars to cUse even more havoc.

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    1. Havoc? It's all good for out local businesses. Would you rather the neighborhood be dead with no one coming here to patronize them?

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  10. All the businesses here stink. Congestion is going up. I don't see why huge amounts of people walking 71st and Continental for nonsense.

    Seriously, there isn't anything special on that block and yet 71st and Continental is the most crowded block in the whole area.

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    1. Ah!! Debbie Downer returns! Or is it Stevie Nothing Special? Or Mr. Angry Man? Which are you?

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  11. If this whole community burnt to the ground in a fire, and was rebuilt, it would look so much nicer.

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    1. That's really mean.

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  12. If you think Buffalo Wild Wings is bad, just wait until Hooters opens on Austin St. in February 2014. They are taking the big, empty space that was formerly a dress shop a few doors down from Bareburger.

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    1. Hate to entertain what is probably a troll, but this is false right? .....

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  13. I really hope you are kidding!

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  14. looks like a toilet

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  15. Can't comment on Hooters but it is not located by me and I don't go down that side.

    Whatever they want to put there so be it. If Hooters or some other firm finds that space lucrative, let them come.

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  16. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17597021/71-53-Austin-Street-Forest-Hills-NY/

    Property was just leased. Could be Hooters.

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  17. That happens to be a very large property for that side which was rented out as one single piece.

    As to who it was, someone else can do the record search. There are a lot of properties changing over here and new condos being built.

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  18. http://www.cityfeet.com/cont/ForLease/LN18023395/7153-Austin-Street-Forest-Hills-NY-11375

    They wanted to redo the upper level on that property and make it really nice. So its unclear what will happen there, but the property has been rented.

    I can't say it will or won't be a Hooters. There is an awful lot of vacant retail space in Forest Hills right now. We saw some consolidation of retail in the area.

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  19. My family drives from City Line Brooklyn and parks just outside the Forest Hill Gardens section where they don't boot your car. We walk the 6 blocks to Austin Street. We enjoy the neighborhood as we do not have anything like it where we live. And we feel safe. Buffalo Wild Wings should be a big draw from all over.
    We do sometimes go to Chilis at Atlas Park and see a movie there. But we like the variety in Forest Hills.

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    1. I see, so a kind of hybrid trip, part auto, part by foot. Makes sense. Thanks... And I hope you keep enjoying Forest Hills since there's more and more happening here. :)

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  20. If it is Hooters, Karen Koslowitz will surely try to block it just like what she did with Runway 69 back in the 90s. She had them shut down

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    1. Why? What's wrong with a little T & A? Geez, some people are so uptight...

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    2. It's Super Koslowitz!!! Fighting T&A Across NYC!

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  21. Not against Buffalo Wild Wings. They have one in Long Island and it draws a big crowd.

    So now they are opening up one here as well. Around here there are tons of Food and Restaurant chains. Unlike Staples which didn't see much volume since people get their office supplies via mail order or can go to the new larger location in Rego Park.

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  22. Runway 69 should have been shut down.

    Rego Park is seeing an influx of new tenants as well and the strip clubs in Rego Park have now gone away. Wiggles property was finally rented to another party.

    As far as Hooters, I can't comment if that was the renter or not.

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    1. Feel sorry for all those out of work strippers...

      Where was Runway 69? In Area 51?

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  23. http://www.yelp.com/biz/wiggles-rego-park

    Read the Yelp reviews for Wiggles-they are pretty funny...and gross.

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  24. The brandon is up for rent. They want to get rid of it for medical offices.

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    1. where is that?

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    2. ite the movie theatre, formerly known as the continental

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  25. While the vacant next to Bareburger may have gone to contract, I don't expect to see a Hooters there, as Hooters has been closing and re-branding throughout the NY area due to decreased sales numbers. The only Queens Hooters re-branded to Bud's Ale House last year.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/hooters-leaves-queens-article-1.1191368

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  26. I am going to give you an honest assessment of Buffalo Wild Wings. But for those of you who do not know me, I have been called a snob and been told I should move to the suburbs. For qualification purposes, my career involves a lot of entertaining and if my dinner expense account was a person, it would be in the top 2%

    Last November, I brought my mother out to Kansas City, Kansas to my older brother's for thanksgiving. My mom is 82, and my older brother is no slouch. Anyway, we found ourselves having lunch at a Buffalo Wild Wings. While the beer selection is no Station House, they will crush TGIF, UNO, Southwest, and most other places in town as far as I'm concerned regarding the beer. The food, it's a simple menu, and they have about 6 different types of wings and a half dozen different types of sauces. But here is the best part, they do it well. The food is good for a freakin chain.

    Lets talk about my mother. Besides telling you that her sons drink to much, my mother had a blast at BWW's. you see, BWW's has several trivia games and other contests going on nationally that you and your table cam participate in. So my mother is playing Trivia with people all across the U.S.A. at Buffalo Wild Wings, she's having a ball and best of all, she's not counting our drinks! The next thing you know, my mother is up on the big screen in BWW's, cause she won the contest and her smiling/laughing face is getting broadcast coast coast to coast. Let me tell you, that was one of the highlights of mom' week in Kansas City with her sons, grandchildren & great grandchildren.

    Anyway, I defy you to find a better experience at any of the chain places you currently have in town today. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what BWW's has to offer, and it is not cheap microwave food like TGIF, UNO or Southwest. You will pay more, but you will get a better experience. Besides, there are no sports bars in Forest Hills, this will fill a niche that needs to be met. AaAs much as I love my man-cave, there is nothing like watching football on a Sunday afternoon with friends and strangers at a fun neighborhood bar.

    Kevin

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    1. Now this sounds like fun! Thanks Kevin.

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  27. Alot of trolling on this site lately which is why I haven't bothered to post (sorry Drake, but you know the rule - don't feed the trolls).

    However, I very much appreciate Kevin's thoughtful reply (although I disagree in regards to the sports bar issue -- Tap House has filled that void, and Station House has sports galore on their TVs).

    Like Kevin, my monthly food/drink bill is up there. I LOVE good, quality, expensive food. I also happen to love good, quality, cheap food.

    While I've never eaten at a BWW, I don't view that location as being the demise of our neighborhood. Does having a BWW in the neighborhood mean we're more likely to have a Hooters opening up in the area? Highly unlikely (borderline ridiculous).

    For the first time in a long time, I feel there are fewer and fewer FOR RENT signs in the windows. There are places once again (Jack & Nellies, Station House, Tap House, Banter, et al) that make Austin St a viable dining/drinking option for local residents. Again, my opinion as no doubt there are those who are going to disagree.

    Yes, these places may draw people in from outside of Forest Hills. Guess what? The shopping/dining on Austin St. has ALWAYS drawn people in from outside of the neighborhood. We're easily accessible and that's always going to be the nature of this area.

    Back in the 70s and 80s, I was one of those "outsiders' coming to Austin Street to shop at the record store and other places. What goes around, comes around.

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  28. I love BDub's! I think you all will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of their food and the fun to be had while watching your favorite sports on multiple screens. It was always a fun place to visit while I was in college (Blacksburg, VA Tech) and I'm sure it will continue to be. My only hope is that it will have a few pool tables!

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    1. Yeah Bdubs! I have to use that when it opens

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  29. I still dream of a craft studio type place here!

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  30. Still waiting for a real restaurant to open in the Continental & Austin area... Flying pig...call it whatever...gastropub aka bar..Station house...bar...Banter...pub grub...Jack and Nellies...tapas...nothing impressive as far as dining out for a real dinner...most of the new establishment only bring more noise & late night drunks...i guess if you are under thirty its a good thing lol...when I go out to dinner its never in the immediate area

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