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MexiBBQ in Astoria closed its doors but the owners will reopen a new restaurant in its place.

MexiBBQ, an Astoria favorite that fused barbecue and Mexican food, shuttered its doors recently.

The restaurant and bar, located at 37-11 30th Ave., was owned by James Paloumbis and John Bortolis. They’re also the duo behind Gossip Coffee, which is located a few storefronts away at 37-04 30th Ave.

The owners, in a message on MexiBBQ’s website, thanked customers for attending and said they would be closed for a short while before opening a new establishment at the same address.

“We want to thank you all for your patronage and making us one of the premier ‘go to” places in Astoria,” the note read. “We have had an amazing time being part of your birthday celebrations, burger and beer Mondays and of course your hangover brunch. So for all of our staff we say a VERY BIG THANK YOU!!!”

The note also said that MexiBBQ “will be closing for a short time while we regroup but please stay tuned as we have more tricks up our sleeve!”

It is not clear what the new establishment will offer. QNS reached out to Paloumbis and Bortolis about future plans and is awaiting response.

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