Image via Artopolis Bakery (@artopolisbakery_) Instagram. Give Me Astoria is sad to share the news that Artopolis Bakery has officially closed its doors. The beloved bakery, located at 23-18 31st St., was famous in the neighborhood for its cakes, pies, and specialty Greek pastries. Artopolis Bakery was a staple in Astoria for nearly 17 years. Artopolis…

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Another one, gone: La Chona’s on Broadway has officially closed its doors. The restaurant, formerly located at 38-07 Broadway, was known for its authentic & affordable take on Mexican cuisine. La Chona’s had been a staple of Mexican food on Broadway for the last few years. There is no word yet on what will move…

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Rio Grande, Astoria’s Brazilian barbecue eatery has officially relocated from 37-02 Broadway to 32-15 36th Avenue. After nearly 4 years at the Broadway location, the move was finalized at the beginning of the year. Rio Grande is known for its buffet-style take on traditional Brazilian barbecue dishes. For more information on Rio Grande, you may…

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Health restaurant Create, on 29-21 Ditmars Blvd., has reopened its doors after the Department of Health closed them down on July 18th after a failed inspection. The restaurant had received a staggering 60 sanitary violation points for infractions, according to Astoria Post.   Have you had a bad experience at Create, Ditmars? The most critical violations,…

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Club Purlieu, on 36-04 34th St is finally closing down.  The Astoria night spot has been the center of a lot of attention over the past year, and after protests and rallies by the community, along with community members like Councilmen Jimmy Van Barmer and Costa Constantinides, and a stack of violations, the doors are…

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