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Jackson Heights Food Court closes, local merchants speculate as to why

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July 28, 2015 By Michael Florio

The Jackson Heights Food Court, known for its buffet-style food and grocery items, mysteriously closed last week.

Speculation has been rampant among adjacent business owners since as to its sudden closing. Many store owners and their employees claim that the food market has been sold.

The local merchants were certain that it had been taken over by a new owner, although it could not be verified. The owner of record could not be reached for comment.

“The owners are changing,” said Mohammad Rasal, an employee with Easy World, the cell phone store located right next door to the market.

An employee at Jackson Heights Wireless, located next door, said that it had been sold. So too did an employee at Cell Bell.

There was no indication that the food market had been closed by the Department of Health. The Dept. of Health website had last issued the eatery with a ‘grade pending’ on April 30. Furthermore, there was no yellow sticker on the door indicating that it had been closed by order of the department.

Councilman Daniel Dromm’s office had not heard whether the restaurant had been sold.

Friends of Diversity Plaza could not be reached for comment.


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lisa r d

I think that it is not right that none of the involved parties can never be reached for comment! Things that make ya go hummmmn


they were cited for 31 violation points, including several critical ones like “Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant.” on reinspection after an earlier shutdown.


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