Restaurant Niche Along
Queens Plaza Corridor
Prepared by the Long Island City Partnership in Concert with DANTH, Inc.
Queens Plaza is a rapidly evolving residential and employment hub which has seen extensive development in the last decade. In 2011, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has added 3,000 staff to the area's daytime population. In 2012, JetBlue brought 1000 employees to the Plaza and residential towers and hotels continue to rise. The growing population will create the critical mass needed to support additional retail, improving quality of life in the area.
Queens Plaza can still accommodate more full service restaurants. While there are a number of fast food and deli options, area workers need more options for lunch out of the office, and new residents and hotel guests are looking for places where they can enjoy dinner. With the significant increase in employee, hotel guest, and resident population in and around Queens Plaza, the area is rapidly becoming a viable location for more varied and upscale food outlets.
The LIC Partnership and DANTH, Inc. have prepared a report that provides information on the market conditions along Queens Plaza and explains why the neighborhood is a desirable place to open a restaurant. It also discusses which types of food services would best serve the Queens Plaza market and best locations for each type.
Read the executive summary of the report.
Read the full report here.