191-year-old Queens bar Neir’s secures new lease
Historic Queens bar Neir’s Tavern — which has been on the verge of closure a number of occasions up to now few years — has now secured a five-year lease with an possibility to increase it an extra 5 years after that, a spokesperson for the institution says.
Proprietor Loycent Gordon will signal the brand new settlement with landlords Ken and Henry Shi on the 191-year-old institution, positioned at 87-48 78th Avenue, at 88th Avenue, on Thursday. The spokesperson for the institution didn’t disclose the hire Gordon will now be paying beneath this new settlement, however the deal nonetheless caps a exceptional turnaround for a bar that had beforehand introduced it would shut down for good even earlier than the pandemic.
On the time, the landlords had elevated Gordon’s hire by greater than $2,000 per thirty days to about $5,400 per thirty days. Following a groundswell of support from Woodhaven residents, native elected leaders, and even Mayor Invoice de Blasio, Gordon initially reached a brief settlement with the landlords. The pandemic dealt another blow to the institution, however the brand new lease together with the continued assist from native residents has inspired Gordon to maintain happening.
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