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Block of Shops on 71st Road to be Torn Down, Replaced with Office Building

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Feb. 8, 2018 By Christian Murray

A block of shops on 71st Road are going to be torn down and replaced with a 5-story mixed use building, according to filings with the Department of Buildings.

The stores, located between 107-21 to 107-25th 71st Road, will be replaced with a building comprised of ground floor retail and four stories of office space.

Joel Mandel, whose firm the Forest Hills Property Group owns the building, said that the tenants—Austin Fancy Cuts, City Printers and Anthony Kids—will be moving out this year. The convenience store Kwick Stop has already closed.

The building is part of a lot that includes 71-23 and 71-25 Austin Street, located on the corner of Austin and 71st Road. Those structures will not be touched.

“I would never change the corner,” said Mandel, whose firm is located there. “This expansion deals with the stores at the back.”

71-23, 71-25 Austin Street (Google)

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I used the printers many times over the years…… it now; the area sucks big time. If you must put up something – why not put up a salad bar and a good Chinese restaurant. I know you won’t post this but I am putting it out there.


Cheryl Cuddeback

Popped into City Printers yesterday to ask if they were leaving. They were shocked that I even asked the question. Apparently I was the 2nd person to come in that day and ask. They aren’t even aware of this article let alone leaving their location. Just an FYI



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