Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fresh Pond Road Staples closing

I had to pick up some supplies this weekend at Staples on Fresh Pond Road, and when I returned home, I noticed this in the bag. So is it a permanent closure or are they doing an inventory?
The deed changed hands last year, and when I searched their online directory, the Maspeth location doesn't come up as a choice anymore. So it looks like it's permanent.
Now the question is what is coming to this super large lot...

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Staples on 31st and Hoyt along with Neptune Diner will both close later this year, or early next year. The owner of the Neptune had his lease bough out (for a reported $5mn). He also owns Mike's Diner further up near Ditmars.

i must ay, cheeseburgers and a "cash business" can really pay off.

JQ said...

Hey, that's on metropolitan ave.!

That is a huge lot. What should be there is legitimate affordable housing. And not a 1/4 percentage but 100 fucking percent. Haven't these property pimps made enough money? Why not look at this as some philanthropy project and help the poor and still struggling middle class already. But that's what all these old hotels are for (and also new, Verve anyone)

But you know that Mayor Big Pussy and the sociopath collective city planners with the EDC and the local BID with assistance from lobotomized dopes in the area community board will just let some predatory developer build some 421a benefited behemoth glass tumor with bogus area median income rates for the meager 20 percent apts., yet again pleasing REBNY and their purveyors of bottomless greed and high end blight. Especially since this spot is like the Hipster Mason-dixon of Ridgewood and Bushwick.




Anonymous said...

Multi-family housing development. What else?

Queens Crapper said...

JQ, it's not on Metro. The Metro location is at Woodhaven Blvd which I like to avoid due to the ridiculous parking lot situation thanks to Trader Joe's.

(sarc) said...

Can you say Amazon dot com???

Queens Crapper said...

Use it all the time. But when you run out of paper or printer ink unexpectedly, Staples is where you go.

JQ said...

Sorry QC, I confused it with the CVS that's near there.

Is this south or north from metro?

JQ said...

I just looked it up, it's a few aves. north. Sorry for the error.

I look forward to the next Ny times article quoting some realtor or investor scum about Maspeth being the next hip neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Staples is going the way of Radio Shack, a victim of it's own policies. Buying from the web will always be cheaper than buying from the brick and mortar store. The Corporation refused to let franchise owners compete with internet pricing...

Anonymous said...

What the neighborhood needs is a supermarket.

That spot used to be a Bohack's and then a C-Town. One has to travel all the way down Fresh Pond or Eliot or Metro or Grand Avenue to find a supermarket and then deal with the parking issue.

Anonymous said...

Supermarkets are very low profit margin businesses and that is why they are closing more often than opening these days. This lot fronts 2 corners plus a major commercial strip and top dollar rent can be charged. Of course, a mixed use complex is highly likely as well.

Queens Crapper said...

Zoning is R4B/R4-1 with Commercial Overlay:C1-3

Anonymous said...

Is the economy people.
The vibrant economy with 1/3 of the country unemployed.

Anonymous said...

"Is the economy people.
The vibrant economy with 1/3 of the country unemployed."

It is just the opposite of that, the improving economy has encouraged landlords to go after huge rent increases on commercial properties. That, combined with a big increase in online shopping is killing a lot of local retailers.

Look around, if you are in an area served by FreshDirect their trucks are omnipresent. If you live in an apt building, look at the amount of boxes from Amazon, etc.

Marketing is changing and storefronts have gotten too expensive for some types of business.

Anonymous said...

"..improving economy"

Yeah, right, dream on.

http://investmentwatchblog.com/unemployment-hits-5-while-95-million-americans-not-in-labor-force/


Anonymous said...

I'm on Staples mailing list and heard about the closing a month ago.I wish it would return as a grocery store this area is under served but as others have said it will probably be housing.

(sarc) said...

Queens Crapper
"Use it [amazon] all the time. But when you run out of paper or printer ink unexpectedly, Staples is where you go."

And we wonder why these shops, large and small, close up when we only use then on a rare "emergency" occasion...
OH the outrage!

Oh, and the economy is just booming!
{sarcastic comment for those who do not understand}

CONAGRA cuts 1500 jobs
http://www.sltrib.com/home/3013854-155/conagra-cuts-1500-jobs-moving-hq
Chesapeake Energy Lays Off 740
http://kfor.com/2015/09/29/chesapeake-announces-layoffs/
Whole Foods Lays Off 1500
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/28/whole-foods-market-to-cut-about-1500-jobs.html
HP looking at 25,000 - 30,000 layoffs!
http://money.cnn.com/2015/09/15/investing/hp-job-cuts-hewlett-packard/
{they need Carly back}

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ECONOMY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-09-04-08-31-04

China is laying off 100,000 coal miners.
That means they are using less energy to make cheap crap for our big box stores!
It is all interconnected - be ready for another really ugly crash!
https://usilive.org/chinese-economic-crisis-bites-as-100000-coal-miners-laid-off/

Think about this:

Did you see self driving cars & trucks are coming?
Robots & automation of everything?
Drone deliveries?
We are all reading on web, tablet & kindels etc...
[no more book, magazine, news printers - ink/paper production -forestry - print machinery, engineers, publishers, it is all interconnected]
That is just scratching surface.
there is so much automation and artificial intelligence coming down the pipe it is unbelievable.

So there will be so much less demand for unskilled, blue collar, and many white collar jobs in the next ten to twenty years it will be mind boggling!

We are taking in the most uneducated of the world for temporary cheap labor.
And most of them hate us.

Those who still have a job will have to support EVERYONE else, including all the aging baby boomers (bring in the death panels!) dont forget the tens of millions of ILLEGALS that will be given citizenship and voting rights...

Queens Crapper said...

Well it always seems that a whole shitload of people are in there when I shop, many of them are using printing services, looking at office furniture or computers. It's also the only place one can go to pick up Sodastream materials these days. Amazon isn't always the best place to get a deal, either. Most retail is still brick and mortar, despite what you may believe.

Anonymous said...

Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.
Yogi Berra
(may he rest in peace)

Anonymous said...

My dream: a Valentino's!