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Popular restaurants in Rego Park and Forest Hills
permanently close due to coronavirus pandemic
BY ANGÉLICA ACEVEDO
Woodhaven House, an Irish-
American restaurant in
Rego Park, announced
it won’t re-open aft er the COVID-19
pandemic has passed.
“It is not financially possible to
continue,” the owners wrote in a Facebook
post. “These last few months
have been devastating for us all in
so many ways. Family members
and friends lost, so much economic
The restaurant, located at 6398
Woodhaven Blvd., was around for
almost two decades.
“The past sixteen years have provided
so many memories and so many
friendships made,” their Facebook
post read. “Our staff through the
years were the glue that held everything
together and we cannot thank
them enough. We will be forever
indebted to every one of them. Thank
you for your support throughout the
years. It was our privilege to have
been a part of your life.”
But Woodhaven House isn’t the
only restaurant around the area that
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announced it will permanently close
Irish Cottage, another popular
Irish pub and restaurant, announced
it also won’t come back — after 60
years of business.
The Forest Hills Post reported
the family-run restaurant, located
at 108-07 72nd Ave., felt the business
was no longer economically viable.
A month prior, the McNulty family,
who ran the business, shared
on the Irish Cottage Facebook page
that they lost their mother, Kathleen
“Sixty years of Good Cheer,” they
wrote in a Facebook post. “My mom
would say … There’s no use crying in
your beer. May the fond memories
and good times shared by our Patrons
of the Irish Cottage burn bright
in their hearts forever more.”
Both restaurants have received
hundreds of comments from customers
who shared their fond memories
of the establishments, and heir sadness
that they won’t return.
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