Chip City opens new brick-and-mortar
store at Bay Terrace Shopping Center
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BY JENNA BAGCAL
Dozens of dessert fans lined
up outside of the new Chip City
shop at the Bay Terrace Shopping
Center to be one of the first
customers to get some warm and
gooey cookies at the grand opening
on Friday, March 25.
The brick-and-mortar shop
at 23-96 Bell Blvd. is the outdoor
shopping center’s latest addition
and the sixth Chip City to open
in Queens. In January, the company
welcomed a location in Forest
Hills at 72-34 Austin St.
According to Chip City, the
first 100 customers to the Bay
Terrace store received a free
cookie with their purchase.
Customers had a choice of four
available flavors: chocolate chip,
chocolate peanut butter, cookies
‘n’ cream and oatmeal apple pie,
with new flavors listed daily on
Chip City’s website and Instagram
Many who were waiting in
line, like Sherrell Jordan, live in
Bayside or nearby. Jordan said
that she was on her way to Bay
Terrace to get cupcakes for her
daughter when she saw “all this
hurrah” and a line forming outside
the new shop.
“I heard that the first 100 people
get a free cookie and because
I like free and I do like to try different
things, I said, ‘Let me just
stand on line and see what all the
hype is about,'” Jordan said.
She told QNS that she got
three flavors to try — chocolate
chip, oatmeal apple pie and cookies
‘n’ cream — and planned to
bring her daughter back to Chip
City “if the cookies are good.”
Owners of the Bay Terrace
shop along with personnel from
the Cord Meyer Development
Company, which owns the Bay
Terrace, and Councilwoman
Vickie Paladino were on hand
for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
The first few customers had the
opportunity to spin a wheel to
win free cookies and Chip City
The much-anticipated opening
follows the appearance of the
Chip City cookie van last fall,
which gave patrons a taste of the
delicious confections leading up
to the shop’s opening.
Sherrell Jordan, one of the first 100 customers at the new Chip City at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center. Photos by Jenna Bagcal
Aurie, who works at the Bay
Terrace Shopping Center and lives
in the Bronx, had never heard of
Chip City until she saw the van
parked in the lot back in November
and she recalled getting cookies
there “every other week.”
Her favorite flavor is chocolate
chip cookies and said that
Chip’s version is “one of the
best” she’s ever had.
Bayside resident Emily Nassir
said that she’s had the store’s
cookies “many times” before
and often frequents the original
location in Astoria. She told QNS
that she was “excited and nervous”
to have the new location in
“It’s dangerous to have a
cookie place so close by,” Nassir
said. “I’ll be a good customer for
Nassir added that some of her
favorite cookies are seasonal
flavors including the rainbow
cookie, Good Humor flavors and
red velvet hot chocolate.
Another Bayside resident,
Jade, said that she had visited
Chip City locations in Williamsburg
and Astoria. The cookie fan
said that “you can’t go wrong”
with chocolate chip cookies but
was also excited to get the oatmeal
apple pie flavor.
“It’s going to be so tempting
to have a store nearby but I’m
very excited about it,” she said.
Chip City in Bay Terrace is
open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Reach reporter Jenna Bagcal
by e-mail at jbagcal@schnepsmedia.
com or by phone at (718) 260-
Councilwoman Vickie Paladino cuts the ribbon at the new Chip City
location at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center.
(From l. to r.) Chocolate chip, cookies ‘n’ cream and oatmeal apple pie.