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Retailing on the Edge

November 12, 2010 Leave a comment
From The NY Times:
N.Y. / Region
By CHARLES V. BAGLI
Published: November 12, 2010
Some residents lament the arrival of Duane Reade and Starbucks in Williamsburg’s main shopping district.

Homefront on Austin

Sounds to me like the Williamsburg folks are getting a bit ahead of themselves. If they want to see a good example of how chains came into a charming neighborhood loaded with independent stores and the two have learned to live nicely side-by-side they should journey on down to Park Slope.

Here in FoHi? Not so much. I think Austin is heavily outweighed by retail chains. And the independents we do have tend to be cell phone stores, hair salons, women’s clothing boutiques and optical stores. We can use some more quaint, creative independent shops in town. I always point to Homefront as an example of a charming little independent that gives Forest Hills that little special something.

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Just Cute as a Button!

August 9, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s enough to make a grown man squeal with delight! The Homefront store on Austin, located near the corner of 72nd Road, has gotten some recent attention regarding its exceedingly charming store windows. But just wait to you see what’s inside. Parents – you may want to cover the eyes of any youngsters as they have been known to react excitedly to such tasty treats.

Time Out NY’s Queens Issue

July 30, 2010 Leave a comment

So they give us some coverage, but not so much for our restaurants, which have really been improving in the past year or two! And what?! Tuscan Hills isn’t on the list?? Are they mad?! At least they mention Homefront’s fudge, which loyal readers will recall I found first! 😉

One thing I am glad about is that they give a much-deserved shout-out to the Kew Gardens Cinemas. What a great place.

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