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49 Avenue and 5th Street to become new retail cluster in LIC?

Up until recently, the Chocolate Factory Theater was the only commercial space on 49th Avenue west of Vernon Blvd. When Case Enrique, a Mexican cuisine restaurant opened last week next to what locals call the Shady Park (official name is Andrews Playground), we started to predict a new retail block for Hunters Point. There is evidence to support such plans. Besides Plaxall’s planned mixed-use building at 49-09 5th Street, which will feature a small storefront on the ground floor, we have just began to market a wonderful new 6,200-sq-ft retail space at 5-28 49 Avenue. Formerly an auto shop, the property actually runs all the way through to 50th Avenue on the other side, and is adjacent to a lovely garden managed by NYC Dept of Parks.

 

What will it be? Another restaurant? A long-awaited hardware store, perhaps?

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