Thursday, August 28, 2008


Per an emailed tip, I can confirm that Vital Dent on Austin Street is no more. Over the weekend, I'll try to do a count of vacant storefronts. Off the top of my head:

Games Workshop
Hassan Beauty Supply
Austin Fish Market
Annie Sez
Shoe Bar
Inside NYC
Dmitry (half)
Tasti Delight
Renegade Salon
Piccolo Mondo
Viva Bimbi

And probably a few I'm forgetting. Some of the above may have been rented already, but I can't be sure until a store opens or "coming soon" signage is presented.

How these spaces are filled can very well be a defining moment for Forest Hills. The Chamber of Commerce have continually decided against forming a BID claiming the landlord fees would be passed to the tenants. Let's hope they know what they're doing.

Have a great weekend.