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Latin fusion restaurant from LIC to move into Marketa location


May 15, 2015 By Michael Florio

A popular LIC restaurant will soon be making its way into Astoria.

Blend LIC, located at 47-04 Vernon Blvd, will be opening another restaurant that is currently occupied by Marketa, at 37-17 30th Ave, according to an individual who operates Blend LIC.

The group behind Blend LIC has also created a new Facebook page called, Blend Astoria stating that it will be coming soon.

“We are proud to announce that we will be opening an Astoria outpost bringing the original flavors, service, and ambiance, that has made Blend on Vernon Blvd a LIC Staple,” the February 7th post reads. It is the only post on the page.

BlendastoriaThe Facebook page lists itself as a Latin American restaurant and bar, with breakfast and brunch items.

However, the Blend LIC operator said that there is no date yet when the restaurant will be opening.

Blend LIC describes itself as a Latin fusion restaurant, with authentic cuisine from all Latin countries. Its menu includes empanadas, salads, sandwiches, burgers, burritos, a variety of chicken and beef dishes, and seafood.

Marketa closed its doors to the public in mid-December. At the time, the owner said that the restaurant was focused on hosting private events. However, he said he was open to selling the business.

“Everything is for sale at any time if the offer is amazing.”

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