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Lockwood, which sells houseware and children’s items, opens

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Aug. 28, 2015 By Michael Florio

Lockwood, a lifestyle store that sells houseware and children’s items, opened Thursday at 77-13 37th Ave.

Owner, Mackenzi Farquer, said residents were trickling into her store throughout the day, eager to see a new store in the neighborhood.

“They are all very excited,” she said. “Many people are curious, this is new to them.”

Lockwood was established in Astoria in 2013 and this is Farquer’s first store outside that neighborhood.

Lockwood sells a wide variety of products including clothing items such as T-shirts, bags, hats and socks. It also sells baking dishes and plates, glassware, coffee mugs and items such as candles, earrings, necklaces, and stationery.

The store has a comprehensive children’s section with backpacks, lunchboxes, toys and clothing.

Farquer originally planned to open on Sept. 3, but opened a week early to meet the back to school rush.

She is planning a grand opening party on Sept. 3, from 6 to 9 pm. Attendees will receive free wine and everything in the store will be 20 percent off.

“We would be delighted to see a large turnout,” Farquer said.

Farquer is using this week as a soft opening, allowing residents the opportunity to become familiar with the store before the grand opening event. It will also give her an opportunity to meet her new customers.

“We are still putting items on the shelf but the public is welcome to shop now,” she said. “We are inviting everyone who comes in to stop by the party next week.”

After opening the original Lockwood on 33rd Street in Astoria, Farquer established a women’s clothing store right next door–called Lockwood Style- in 2014

She decided to open in Jackson Heights after some of her Astoria customers moved to the neighborhood. She checked out several locations but fell in love with 37th Ave, calling it the hub of the neighborhood.

The Jackson Heights store is open from 11 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.

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Jeffrey Souza

Hi Mackeni ,
Congratulations on your new location. Jaction Heights needs more diverse shops like yours. I wish you much success If you need any help in the store please contact me.

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