Feb. 15, 2018 By Tara Law
The site that is home to Astoria’s Neptune Diner is for sale.
The property, located at 31-05 Astoria Blvd, and two adjacent lots are on the market for $10.5 million, according to a development listinglisting released by Eastern Consolidated, a real estate firm.
The diner signed a 35-year lease in 1984, which is set to expire on Aug. 31, 2019, with no extension options, according to Department of Buildings documents and Eastern Consolidated’s real estate listing.
The Astoria Post called the diner Monday and an employee transferred the call to the owner. When asked about the diner, the owner said, “No, it isn’t closing,” and abruptly hung up the phone.
The three lots cover 10,036 square feet, according to the listing. The site has a maximum zoning floor area of 44,432 square feet.
The property can be used as a mixed-use development and can be used for residential, commercial, and community purposes, according to the memo.
The Neptune Diner is not the first longtime Queens diner to make headlines this week.
The Queens Post reported Wednesday that the Georgia Diner, which has operated at 86-55 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst since the 1970s, will close on March 25.
The Georgia will then merge with Nevada Diner at 80-26 Queens Blvd, which will then be renamed for the Georgia.
The Queens Gazette was first to report the listing.