Tag: Small Business

Cold-pressed with art and culture, new juice shop opens in Bellerose

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Oct. 3, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Juice That Simple opened their doors in Bellerose this past weekend and is infusing juicing with art and culture.  The walls of the Black-owned shop are lined with Basquiat-esque art and carefully curated music fills every corner of the shop situated on Jamaica Avenue. The open air space feels bigger than it is with towering ceilings and an abundance of light flooding in. Extra touches such as a vinyl player and records on display give the health-conscious juice bar added personality.  “Simplicity is key for us,” said one of the owners, Ashari James, reflecting…
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Company behind NYC’s famous street nuts moves production operation to Astoria

May 23, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A company known for supplying honey-roasted nuts to pushcart operators around the city has moved its production operations to Astoria. Nuts4Nuts, which was established in 1993, opened a new roasting and packaging facility at 34-01 30th St. on May 13. The company has taken over a former industrial space,… Read more »

Popular shopping crawl featuring local businesses kicks off in Astoria

March 28, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A popular shopping crawl that aims to showcase local stores in Astoria has kicked off and will run through Sunday, April 2. The crawl encourages residents to shop at local mom-and-pop stores either in person or online. More than 25 businesses throughout the neighborhood are participating in the event… Read more »

Popular vinyl record and coffee shop in Astoria shutters after nine year run

Photo of HiFi Records & Cafe via Instagram.

Feb. 10, 2023 By Michael Dorgan A beloved vinyl record and coffee shop in Astoria has closed after a nine-year run. HiFi Records & Café, which specialized in new and used vinyl records, closed its 23-19 Steinway St. location at the end of last month after the store’s lease came to an end, according to… Read more »