La Mancha Empanada has become. . .Latina Cabana Express. It might be related to Cabana on 70th Rd. (Forest Hills) and 3rd Ave. (Manhattan), but I'm not sure. Only the awning is up, which is colorful and says it's 'authentic Cuban cuisine'. Free delivery. It's next to Sushi Oh! down by Natural.
Cuban is really popular now and I'm psyched it came to Forest Hills. It's far better than a chinese take-out or another hair salon.
The more boring storefront news, Leather Connection has been taken over by next-door neighbor Dimitry. It's a men's clothing store, whose awning claims to have stores in "New York, Roma, Paris"