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Hardware Store to Open in Court Square in Spring 2019

Dec. 20, 2018 By Christian Murray

The owner of a Hunters Point-based hardware store is opening a Court Square location next spring.

Ovidiu Teja, who established Kitchen Plus More at 47-17 5th St. in December 2014,  is opening a store by the same name in Rockrose’s Hayden building at 43-25 Hunter St. next year.

The store will be 3,000 square feet, the same size as Teja’s 5th Street location.

Teja said the Court Square location will be a replica of the Hunters Point store offering everything from nuts & bolts, plumbing items, cleaning products to kitchen appliances.

Teja said that the 5th Street location has been doing well and that he wanted to open a store in Court Square given the area’s rapid growth.

“We started looking for spaces about a year ago,” Teja said. He said that Rockrose, the landlord, has been very supportive and has made an effort to work with smaller businesses like his. For instance, he said, City Chemist, an independent drug store, has opened next door.

Teja said that Kitchen Plus will be offering same-day delivery via the store’s website in coming months. “You won’t need to be a member for us to ship,” he quipped.

Teja, who got his start in Long Island City as a general manager at Food Cellar, said that he is open to establishing additional stores. However, “I like to be humble. I’d rather have two stores and do it well. We have to walk before we can run.”

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LIC FTW

I’ve been happy with their service at the 5th Street location. Friendly staff and decent prices. I’m happy to pay a couple bucks more to support a local business.

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Zul

Yay I love their store on 5th street. They have really cool stuff like dishes, pots & pans, shower curtains, bath towels and of course hardware, plumbing and electrical supplies.

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Jack

The store on 5th has an impressive inventory of hardware and plumbing and electrical supplies, plus they duplicate most keys. Housewares of all kinds, with style. Solid outfit, friendly and competent staff. Hard to ask for more.

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