Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those killed or injured in today's cowardly attack.

Happy Halloween!

Forest Hills is a great place to be Halloween.  First, this afternoon, all the stores along Austin St. start giving out candy to the kids, and then, as the sun goes down, the celebration moves over to Burns Street in The Gardens as all the spooky decorations come to life...  Happy Halloween everyone!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Paris Baguette Coming Into Radio Shack Space?

Friday Update: This information has been confirmed, they are moving into the Radio Shack space: Forest Hills' New Paris Baguette Won't Serve Espresso Thanks To Starbucks
The menu at the Forest Hills location will be almost the same as at other outposts and will include a variety of pastries, bread, soups and sandwiches.

I was told by a construction worker today that a Paris Baguette is going to open in the Radio Shack space. If you're not familiar with them, this is a global bakery chain. Here's the link for more information: http://parisbaguette.com/

There is already one of these nearby, in Rego Park. And if I recall, the chain was looking at the space where the new Dunkin' Donuts went into at Austin and Ascan.

Here is more about them, from their website:
We are an international, franchise, fast casual bakery-café founded in 1988 specializing in French-inspired goods. In addition to chef-inspired cakes, pastries, sandwiches and signature coffee, we offer a unique Parisian experience to thousands of customers daily. Today, there are over 2,700 locations worldwide, satisfying cravings and taste buds of all ages and backgrounds.

I included a question mark with my headline only because the worker spoke with a very thick accent, and though I repeated what I thought he said to me when I asked the name of the new place, I can't be 100 percent certain I heard him right :)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Vanilla Sky News

I've heard for a while that the frozen yogurt cafe, Vanilla Sky, at the corner of Restaurant Row and Austin St. was going to be turned into another kind of restaurant. I didn't think it was going to happen so soon. But this is what it looked like today....

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Something Moving Into Radio Shack Space

I noticed the windows have been covered up at the former Radio Shack space on 71st/Continental Ave.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Introducing The Sunrise Forest Hills

That new apartment building across from the church, at 109-19 72nd Road, has a name, and a new website....

Introducing: The Sunrise Forest Hills