Friday, August 12, 2016
Flagship Diner may face wrecking ball
From the Queens Chronicle:
For nearly 51 years, the Flagship Diner at 138-30 Queens Blvd. in Briarwood has served hungry Queens residents.
But according to city records, another half-century of juicy burgers and steaks may not be in the cards.
Department of Finance documents show the land the eatery sits on was sold to White Rock Management Group LLC on July 14 for $6.125 million, as first reported by real estate website New York YIMBY.
And according to Department of Buildings records, demolition permits were filed and approved for the site on July 26 and plans to construct a seven-story, 64-unit residential complex there were filed on Monday.
But in a Tuesday interview, diner co-owner Vincent Pupplo told the Chronicle he expects the Flagship to remain open at least through the remainder of its lease, which expires Oct. 31, 2019.