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Queens Kickshaw in Astoria will close its doors this month but will open with reinvented menu – QNS.com

Queens Kickshaw in Astoria will close its doors this month but will open with reinvented menu

Photo courtesy of Queens Kickshaw

The beloved Astoria restaurant Queens Kickshaw, mostly known for its variety of grilled cheeses, will close its doors on Aug. 27.

In a post on its website, owners Jennifer Lim and Ben Sandler said they will close the eatery to make way for a new one in October. The restaurant first opened at 40-17 Broadway in March 2011.

The owners said they were “honored to have met so many of you, fostered lasting connections, and collaborated with local purveyors and partners.”

But due to “growing business challenges” Lim and Sandler decided to remodel the restaurant and change the food and drink menu.

“The Kickshaw spirit will stay in place, though the food and beverage will change,” the letter read. “We will maintain our mission of being a supportive workplace while envisioning a new gathering spot for the neighborhood.”

The hours will remain the same until Aug. 27, when a closing party will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. The new restaurant will open in the same location in early October.

To raise money for the new endeavor, the owners are selling pre-opening week dinner tickets for $35. The tickets include food, drink, tax and gratuity.

They also encourage people to sign up for their mailing list to receive information about the new restaurant as the opening date approaches.

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