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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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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.


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.


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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