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30th Avenue Restaurant Week
FOOD + DRINK
BBY BROOKE SINGER usinesses in Astoria are celebrating
of the 30th Avenue
subway station with
salons, doctors offices
and national banks will
be participating in the event.
The week will kick off on June 21
with food and cocktails in the lobby
of the Sterling National Bank at 37-36 30th
Ave., Astoria. Businesses on 30th Avenue will
have their own tables with food or information
about their businesses. There is a $10
entrance fee for the kickoff party.
After the kickoff event, the Restaurant Week
will run from Friday, June 22, to Sunday, July 1.
“The train station has been closed for several
months — several businesses have closed.
There has been a decrease in business,” said
Roseann McSorley, co-owner of Katch, a restaurant
on Newtown Avenue, and a leader
within the 30th Avenue Business Association.
“Many of us, Katch as well, have seen a
decrease in business and a decrease in staff.
It’s been a difficult time for us because
of the station closure, but we are
hoping now that the station is reopening,
that our customers will
reenter 30th Avenue.”
McSorley planned Restaurant
Week along with Frank Arcabascio,
the owner of Redken Saloon
Salon on 30th Avenue in Astoria
and the director of the 30th Avenue
“We have been trying to work as a community
to come together in the Business Association,”
Community Board 1 has partnered up with
the 30th Avenue Business Association, advertising
30th Avenue on their platforms. The
community board has also provided the 30th
Avenue Business Association with information
from the MTA.
“Restaurant Week will be important for us
to get our customers back,” McSorley said.
“People will come back to something that is
enjoyable for them and in return they receive
something from us. It sends a positive message
to the customers.”
Further details about Restaurant Week will
be available closer to the opening day. Visit
the Instagram account @30thavebusiness for
Photo via Google Maps Photos courtesy of Katch