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Astoria Bank to open branch in Court Square


June 9, 2015 By Christian Murray

Astoria Bank is opening a branch in Court Square, according to two real estate agents who worked on the deal.

The bank is moving into the ground floor of the Vere Building, located at 26-26 Jackson Avenue, said Adrian Lupu, a Nestseekers agent who was in charge of the deal.

Lupu, who confirmed rumors that the bank was coming to the neighborhood, said the branch is expected to open before the end of the year.

Astoria Bank was not immediately available for comment.

Astoria Bank will be taking the upper level of the ground floor that consists of about 2,500 square feet. Meanwhile, Nestseekers will be taking space on the lower level.

Astoria Bank will be moving into an area that is already home to some of the nation’s largest banks such as Citibank and Bank of America.

The Vere building was completed about seven years ago and consists of 43 condo units.



In other news, Dunkin’ Dunuts is opening a location in Court Square, according to Department of Building records.  Construction of the coffee shop, which will be at 23-04 Jackson Avenue, is almost complete. The coffee shop will be located near the site of the former 5 Pointz building.

Long Island City has several Dunkin’ Donuts stores—including one on Vernon Blvd and another on Queens Plaza North.  A Dunkin’ Donuts also opened on 21st Street last year.

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if you follow our other local Court Square blog, it has much more current information compared to LIC Post.

these stories have been reported days and even months ago by another local source.

new lic resident

Does there really need to be another Dunkin Donuts? The one going up at that Jackson Avenue address is about a 2-minute walk away from the location on 21st street. Seems absolutely pointless.


Great, who needs a decent restaurant, supermarkets or a movie theater when you can have another bank and a real estate office instead? Court Square is pretty light on the things that make a neighborhood actually livable.


Wasn’t the Food Cellar supposed to open a store in the RockRose building there? Or did that fall through? I agree another supermarket is desperately needed in the area and it is the ne of the few spaces that could accommodate one.


Food Cellar should be opening within a month or so. They’re training people over at the other location, so I assume that’s where they’ll go once properly trained.


The area needs a pharmacy. They’re going to open a NYU medical clinic and there’s no pharmacy?
Sorry, but the area does NOT need a movie theater.


where do you propose a pharmacy opening? I have some clients in Astoria who own pharmacies and i have been discussing with them about making a move down here.

You would have to support them though

reach out to me directly to voice your opinion and if we get enough steam behind it i’ll see if i can get them to pull the trigger

leave your response here as to a location for a pharmacy


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