Sapps to open at 27-26 Jackson Avenue on November 28

Sapps, a Japanese eatery led by restauranter Shih Lee, will open at 27-26 Jackson Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 28, he wrote in an email to the Court Square Blog.1

The restaurant will feature ground floor space for approximately 50 patrons, with an upstairs mezzanine area with room for 30 more for private events.

While the restaurant will mostly serve Japanese food, the Shih is seeking to offer different Asian fusion dishes than the offerings at SHI, Shih’s other Asian restaurant on the Long Island City waterfront located at 47-20 Center Blvd.

“Just like Sapporo East had a great run, we want to take it to the next level,” co-owner Eric Lehrer said in an earlier interview with The Court Square Blog.2 “Court Square has been around before the boom and the 5 Pointz was a big part of that. We want to integrate the history and character of the neighborhood into Sapps. I think it’s part of our philosophy to remember the good things from the past and hold on to it and take it into the future. We want to remember all the good it did for the neighborhood.”

Check out more about the restaurant on its website, which states that “Our goal is to provide an upbeat spot for Court Square residents that will be much more than a just a restaurant.”

Sapps

Sapps will open at the end of November


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Register Today: Gantry Education Fair

Join the Gantry Parent Association for a free day of information sharing and education for families located in the Hunters Point and Court Square Neighborhoods of Long Island City, NY. Parents will have the opportunity to connect with the diverse school options available to our neighborhood and learn more about the educational options for your child. School representation includes Early Childhood through Middle School. Register here.

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A look inside future home of Book Culture at 26-09 Jackson Avenue

In October, we saw that facade work had finished at the future home of Book Culture, which will be coming later this year to 26-09 Jackson Avenue.1 When we stopped by earlier in the week, we took a peek inside the space, as seen in the photo below.

The book retailer has three locations in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and will open in a building that is owned by Rockrose. The New York Times was the first to report the leasing of the space.2

Here’s more about Book Culture from its website:3

At Book Culture, we know that reading enriches lives, families, and communities. To us, books and publishing are cultural treasures to be kept in trust by those that recognize the value that they hold. To ensure a vibrant and diverse future for books and publishing, a multitude of independent bookstores – each selecting titles based on their own tastes and interests, and those of their local customers, is essential.

26-09 Jackson Avenue

A view outside 26-09 Jackson Avenue

26-09 Jackson Avenue

A view inside 26-09 Jackson Avenue


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Ground Floor Reveal: The Harrison at 27-21 44th Drive

Back in February, we stopped by The Harrison at 27-21 44th Drive and noted that façade work was done on the building.1 When we stopped by last week, we saw that construction crews had peeled back a plywood fence on the ground floor, as seen in the photo below. Interested parties should visit TheHarrisonLIC.com.

Here’s more about the project from the website:

The Harrison features stainless steel appliances, Technistone countertops and Shaker-style cabinetry. South facing residences on floors four through 14 offer sweeping vistas of the Manhattan skyline, while units on floors 16 through 25 feature balconies. Additionally, certain units on floors 15 and 26 boast large terraces and two rear-facing, second-floor units provide access to large private backyards.

27-21 44th Drive

The ground floor at 27-21 44th Drive


27-21 44th Drive

A view of 27-21 44th Drive


27-21 44th Drive

Rendering for 27-21 44th Drive


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