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Shannon Pot closes, with firm plans to reopen nearby

The Shannon Pot (Sept. 2014)

The Shannon Pot (Sept. 2013)

Jan. 7, 2014 By Christian Murray

The Shannon Pot, a well known Irish bar that has been part of the Court Square neighborhood for years, has closed its doors and plans to re-open nearby.

The bar/restaurant, located on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Davis Street, was forced to close as the building is set to be demolished along with a number of neighboring warehouses. The warehouses include the 5 Pointz graffiti building.

The demolition will make way for two high-rise residential towers built by Jerry Wolkoff of G&M Realty.

The Shannon Pot closed Friday, and is expected to reopen at 21-59 44th Drive– the former location of La Familia Bar & Restaurant– in coming weeks. The bar is currently seeking to transfer its liquor license to that location.

21-59 44th Drive (GMAPs)

21-59 44th Drive (GMAPs)

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Celtic Bark

@Hans

I don’t like this over development either but please, it’s not “genocide” which is the mass murder of entire populations of human beings. Don’t trivialize the word by applying it in such a grossly inappropriate manner.

Some walls got whitewashed and some more unattractive building will be built but nobody was murdered. Enough with the hysterics.

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David

Yes, all of this this “progress” is an all-out assault on the working class people who actually live here. The transformation of LIC is shameful, overly aggressive, and out of control. We’re losing every bit of the industry- & industrial architecture- that gives our home it’s identity. We need to support those industries still active here, & CONVERT, not demolish the buildings that aren’t active. There’s a landgrab going on here, & every family in LIC risks being priced out of the homes they’ve known for decades.

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Spitfire

Another authentic, Queens working class establishment gone. They might be moving now but the development juggernaut will eventually catch up. That intersection was a great and unique spot. It had a great vibe. You could have a walk around 5 Pointz and admire the art for free, have a cold beer at the Shannon Pot or coffee and a burger at the Court Square Diner or shell out a few bucks to check out PS1.

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