The headline says it all, Astoria is getting a cheese shop. The space is all papered up right now.
This is something many Astorians have wanted in the neighborhood for a while, so people are pretty psyched about it. The cheese shop (GMAP) will take up residence just to the left of Astoria Wine & Spirits, a rather hip and sophisticated wine shop on bustling Broadway; they may also be involved with the establishment of the shop (wine and cheese do go together).
We peeked inside the other day and saw that work was being done, which is a good sign. In July there was a little help wanted sign taped on the wine shop’s window – yes, they were looking for cheesemongers! It’s all good news.
We’ll keep an eye on it.