Got word yesterday that the Wendy's restaurant at 85-07 Queens Blvd, which was transformed into "McDowell's" for the 1988 movie Coming to America, is in the process of demolition. I haven't been over there myself to check it out, but I looked it up online and didn't find an active demo permit.
A new building permit for a 7-story mixed use building was applied for on 3/12/2013, but the plan exam was rejected.
The Queens Tribune reported on the plan 8 years ago, but there hasn't been any activity at the site until now.
Most interesting is that the designation "LPCA - LANDMARKS-BSA ARCHEOLOGY RESTRICTIONS" is listed on DOB's website. Are people buried here?
Hmmm... I'll be looking into this further.