What makes for a successful community? A safe, clean area where residents regularly patronize its commercial corridors. This year, Maspeth has seen a variety of new businesses looking to set up shop here. We’d like to introduce them to you and wish them the best of luck.

The Hair Studio NYC
60-78 Flushing Avenue
(718) 326-2897
Owner’s name: Sandra
Opening date 6/24/18
Tues-Wed 10am-6pm
Thurs 10am-8pm
Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 9am-6pm
Sun & Mon closed
Accepts cash & credit cards
A Maspeth native who grew up in Middle Village, Sandra chose to open her business here because she likes the sense of community. The salon does hairstyling, makeup, nails and more. On Tuesday or Wednesday a blowout is 20% off if you mention their website.

Belly Sandwich Shop
(inside Chaser’s Bar)
60-65 Flushing Ave
(929) 435-8648
Owners’ names: Anthony & Tim
Opening date: 7/1/18
Tues-Sat 12pm-9pm
Sun brunch 12pm-4:30pm
Closed on Mondays
Accepts cash only
The owners of Belly Sandwich Shop are from Ridgewood and Middle Village and love it here. They’ve gotten great feedback from the neighborhood. They have a great selection of comfort foods available that will be perfect for your game day party.

WB Pizza (formerly Three Sons)
57-29 61st Street
(646) 813-7537
Menu on Seamless, GrubHub or Eat24
Owner’s name: Luis
Opening date: 4/22/2018
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11am-10:45pm
Sun 11am-9pm
Accepts cash & credit cards
Offers delivery
The current ownership took over Three Sons Pizzeria upon the retirement of Tommaso Izzo, who owned the place for 40 years and gave them his blessing and best wishes. They hope to make WB Pizza successful for another 40 years.

Grand Barber Shop
66-10 Grand Avenue
(347) 361-6702
Owner’s Name: Usimon
Opening date: August 2018
Hours: 9am-9pm daily
This 7-day-a-week new business provides barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards or giving shaves.

Maspeth Marketplace
66-17 Grand Ave
(718) 476-8000
Owner’s Name: Joe
Manager’s Name: Nick
Opening date: 6/1/18
Hours: 8am-9pm 7 days a week
This store is an expansion of the Key Food store across the street, with a focus on organic products.

Key Food
66-56 Grand Ave
(718) 205-7700
Owner’s Name: Joe
Manager’s Name: Nick
Opening date: 6/1/18
Hours: 8am-9pm 7 days a week
When Duane Reade vacated their property, the owner of Key Food supermarket saw the opportunity to expand. With a much larger indoor space and a nice-sized parking lot, the decision to move across the street was an easy one.

69-21 Grand Ave
(929) 349-1066
Owner’s name: Michael
Opening date: 5/2/18
Hours: 11am-11pm daily
Accepts cash & credit cards
Michael chose Maspeth because he likes the town and there were no other ice cream shops around. He says the community has been very supportive. Surely, they were nostalgic for the classic Carvel store down on 64th Street which was unfortunately demolished many years ago.

El Pollo Real
69-51 Grand Ave
(347) 730-6258
Owner’s name: Norma
Opening date: 8/4/18
Mon-Fri 6am-10pm
Sat 7am-9pm
Offers delivery
Accepts cash only (will soon be accepting credit cards)
Norma chose Maspeth for her Spanish restaurant because she likes the town and its people. She reports that the business is doing great so far and is getting a lot of support from the community.

74-25 Grand Ave
Opening date: 4/28/18
Mon-Fri 5:30am-10:30pm
Sat 6am-10:30pm
Sun 6am-10pm
Accepts cash & credit cards
Maspeth was one of the few communities without a Starbucks and a shopping center with a vacancy. The choice was therefore clear.

In the future:

Bake A Bagel
60-94 Flushing Ave
(718) 326-2197
Projected opening date: September 2018
Hours: to be determined
Will accept cash & credit cards
The part of Maspeth west of the LIE did not have a bagel shop and a lot of money and construction was put into filling that void. We eagerly await their opening.

69-35 Grand Ave
Owner’s Name: Tony
Projected opening date: October 2018
Hours: To be determined
Will accept cash & credit cards
Will offer delivery
Patrizia’s has made a name for itself with locations in 4 of the 5 boroughs as well as NJ and LI. The last uncharted territory for them is Queens, and they chose Maspeth for their first location in the borough! A family-owned full-service Italian restaurant is just what Grand Avenue needs.

Maspeth Rx Pharmacy
69-45 Grand Ave
(718) 433-9227
Owner’s name: Robert
Projected opening date: September 2018
Hours: to be determined
Will accept cash & credit cards
Will offer delivery
This new pharmacy is taking the place of a 99-cent store. Maspeth will have one more location where you can get your prescriptions filled and pick up other medical supplies. It’s nice to have options!

Home Depot
59-02 Borden Avenue
Opening date: to be determined, possibly in 2020
Hours: to be determined
Will accept cash and credit cards
Coca-Cola vacated their bottling plant back in April. The site was purchased by Home Depot, which has plans to demolish the plant and construct a retail store there. The site is 7 acres, so there likely will be a lot more businesses sited on the property in the future. We’ll keep you posted.

In addition to these fine Maspeth businesses, we’d like to call attention to a new bagel store opening on Eliot Avenue near 80th Street.

Middle Village Bagels
79-16 Eliot Avenue
(718) 457-8936
Owners’ names: Joey, Richard & Frank (of Barosa’s)
Projected Opening Date: September 2018
Hours: To be determined
Will accept cash & credit cards
A great new bagel store is just what Eliot Avenue needs. The store will offer water-boiled bagels, hot & cold sandwiches, a salad bar, hot dishes and catering.