A look at construction inside ‘Little Chef Little Cafe’ at 5-43 48th Avenue

Construction is nearly finished for ‘Little Chef Little Cafe,’ which will open soon at at 5-43 48th Avenue.1

The new cafe will feature a full coffee program, smoothies, acai bowls, fresh salads, and prepared meals, among other items.

“We’re hoping for a soft open by the end of the month with a grand opening to follow by mid November,” owner Diana Manalang said in an email to The Court Square Blog.

Manalang also shared photos of the new space, which can be seen below, and added she would be announcing the opening date on the restaurant’s Instagram page.

Her existing business, Little Chef Little Kitchen, which has been featured at No. 1 on ‘Dine With a Local Chef in New York City’ on TripAdvisor for 2018 and 2019, will continue to handle meal prep service and catering requests.

The cafe will take over for Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Company, which closed after a three-year run in the retail space in August.2

5-43 48th Avenue

A view of 5-43 48th Avenue

5-43 48th Avenue

A second view of 5-43 48th Avenue


Hupo opens at 10-07 50th Avenue

Chinese Szechuan restaurant Hupo has opened at 10-07 50th Avenue.1

Its soft opening hours are Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and then again from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays will have the same hours, but it will be open until 11 p.m.

On Saturday, it will be open from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, it will be open 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

“We believe Szechuan food is a true gem waiting for Americans to discover,” owner Danny Zhu wrote in an email to The Court Square Blog. “We hope we can introduce the authentic Szechuan style cooking to Americans.”

The menu features traditional dishes like Mapo Tofu, Chongking Roast Whole Fish and Tea Smoked Duck from chef Jun Zeng, who used to own restaurant Mapo Tofu in midtown east.

The restaurant is modeled in a traditional Chinese style, with many of the decorations imported from China.

“We hope people can enjoy the chill ambiance here,” Zhu said. “We hope that Hupo is not just a place where you eat, but also a place where you can enjoy good food and good times with your friends and family, or even just yourself.”

Hupo takes over for Kavala, which closed in 2018.2 LIC Talk was the first to spot the signage on the door.3

Find out more information about the restaurant from its website and its Instagram feed.

Hupo Menu 1

Hupo Menu 2


Dumpster Rental for Businesses Tips – Washington DC Dumpster Rental Companies

Construction is one of those areas of businesses that are still going strong in any kind of political or socio-economic climate. There is always something that needs to be built in any place around the world. Cities are still developing and there are so many places needed for it. Whether it is a residential or commercial building, people still need these places to stay, work or even play. It is said that investing in this business is a smart move since it never really ends. As long as the country is still continuing its progress, the construction business will always be booming.

There are a lot of aspects in construction that you need to learn before you can even enter this business. Most people just do because they hear how profitable it is. However, you do need to have at least a background in civil engineering and architecture before you can even comprehend how it all works. If you have firsthand experience, it would be even better for you. As long as you have the funds that you need and know the right people, then you can start your own construction firm. Here’s how you can do that.

The Importance Of Machines & Vehicles For Businesses

One of the most important parts of any business is vehicles. It is even far more important in the construction business since you need them to transfer materials from one location to another. There are so many materials needed for every type of building or construction. Without any kind of vehicle, this would be a nightmare to do and all of your employees will be wiped out by the end of the hour. It is even faster to work with vehicles since you don’t have to do too much manual work. You can always rely on your trusty vehicle to do the heavy lifting for you.

What kind of vehicle do you need though? Most of the time, you will see the normal four wheels on any construction site. These are used by the employees to move and survey the area for a shorter period of time. Sometimes, they are also used to transport smaller materials especially if they have a flatbed behind them. These pick-up trucks are very versatile as you can use them both as a transport for people and other materials. Pick-up trucks are really great for any occasion and circumstance. Learn more about how you can use them more here: https://www.automoblog.net/2012/04/18/12-innovative-uses-pickup-truck/.

However, there are instances that you might have a larger piece of equipment. You might need to rent a dump truck to help you out with those larger materials. Imagine if you have to use a pick-up truck to transport tons of sand and gravel. You would lose too much time, and it may also mean losing money and opportunities. Having a dump truck is so much easier as it has its pouring mechanism to help you out with unloading all the stuff from the back. There is not a lot of lifting need, just directions as to where everything is supposed to be.

Herein lays the big question: Should you rent or buy a new dump truck?

Rent Or Buy?

The answer, as you might expect, is applicable to almost any question in the world. It would really depend on the situation. If you just need it for a limited time only, then go stick with the rental. That way, you don’t need to think about where you need to store or use the vehicle for. You can just return it when you don’t need it anymore. There are a lot of companies that offer this kind of service, and you can even find a Washington DC dumpster rental. It can be a great option for you as you grow your business as well.

However, if you are really into this for the long term, then it would be wise to buy a dumpster truck. Think of it like an investment for you and your company. As long as you have a dedicated driver, you can always be assured that the truck is there to help you out with any of your transport concerns. Even though it can be quite expensive, it will just pay itself off in the long run. A dumpster truck would be a fine addition to a long array of vehicles for your construction business.


Dancing with the LIC Stars 2019, Nov. 15

Dancing with the LIC Stars 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM
The Plaxall Gallery
5-25 46th Ave. LIC, New York, New York 11101

SuppercommunityLIC is excited and very pleased to present the 2nd Annual Dancing with the LIC Stars. We will be raising money for 2 local non-profits – The Floating Hosptial and The Queensboro Dance Festival. if you are interested in being a dancer, a dance instructor or sponsor / partner – please email supercommuniytlic@gmail.com!