July 26, By Nathaly Pesantez
A two-story building across the street from LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City is set to be demolished, city records show.
The 22-feet high commercial building, located at 31-27 Thomson Avenue, was approved for a full demolition on July 25.
The location was previously the site of Kung Fu Tea, a chain bubble tea shop, on the first floor, and a psychic shop on the second.
The site is owned by KRM Equities based in Great Neck, Long Island. It was previously owned by Van Dam Enterprises. KRM Equities also owns the site next door, a former pizzeria, at 31-25 Thomson Avenue.
Kamran Malekan, the listed owner, said he plans on developing 31-25 and 31-27 into one large building, where the first floor will likely have a food court to draw students from across the street. The rest of the floors will be made up of office spaces.
The building may have four floors, although it is still in the planning stages, according to Malekan.
Malekan is looking to begin demolition in September.