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Demolition plans filed for 3-story building, site of former restaurant, beer garden, in Astoria

30-09 21st / Google Maps

Sept. 11, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

An application to fully demolish a residential building in Astoria that was the site of a restaurant and a beer garden has been filed, building records show.

The demolition plans were filed on Sept. 5 for the three-story building at 30-09 21st Street. At 30 feet high and housing two dwelling units, the building was also the site of Club 21, a former Czech restaurant and beer garden, operated in the building’s first floor from 2008 until 2013. The first-floor space was then taken over by The Barn, a cozy beer garden and restaurant that closed earlier this summer.

If approved, the building would be demolished by H and O Engineering, a Hunters Point based firm that specializes in demolition.

The building is owned by the Katsigiannis Family Trust, with a business address based in Brookville, New York.

No plans have been filed for a new building on the site, and calls and emails to the owner were not answered.

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jenastoriat

Undoubtably another monstrosity going up here. All these huge apartment buildings are eventually going to drive rents down with the overbuilding.

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thoma

Exactly! If these new rental apts go down..I’m in! I live in a smaller private home and I would trade my apt it in a second for a place that was built recently.

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Anonymous

Driving rents down for home owners is a bad thing, for renters it’s great … all about perspective.

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Anonymous

Like it or not property owners are the ones who pay property taxes and actually invest in the neighborhoods you want to live for free in.

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martha

These new high rise places usually cater to specific renters of a certain income and there is a market for them in Astoria. Cheaper rents can be found in older homes and buildings. I listed my grandmas rental in Astoria on a site and I got so many calls from people with rent vouchers from the city. So it is the older places that will take a loss. Astoria is turning into a place where one is paying ridiculous amount of rent for new places and your neighbor across the street in an older place is paying half.

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