Reader Comment of the Week

This week's comment comes from a story on a local gift shop closing.

Top Drawer
Top Drawer
Every Sunday, Bayside Douglaston Patch will post a roundup of the week's best comments from our readers.

This week's comment came from the story "Bell Boulevard's Top Drawer to Close."

Reader Grace Schehr wrote, "Sorry to see Top Drawer leave us. Whenever I needed a unique gift, that was the place to go. Wish them well."

Agree? Disagree? Start the discussion in our comment section below. And drop by Patch on Sundays to find out which stories are drawing the best comments from our readers.
Geraldine Spinella January 27, 2014 at 08:50 AM
Bell Boulevard has been evolving into a food mall for years. Its most likely the reason for any non-food business not getting enough traffic to cover their costs when the shoppers are going to Bay Terrace to shop and park easily. The Business Association might want to look into a way to promote retail if they want to maintain diversity. An additional parking lot might be helpful.
c c cody January 27, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Top Drawer is s a unique Gift Shop as was Hyacinth (many years ago). We dod not need another Nail Salon or Restaurant. The Business Assn needs to find a replacement Gift Shop to serve the local community. Day time shoppers will find parking as they have all these years if the Shop is worthy. Time to do due dillegence and find a comperable replacement. Most shop owners are saying the rents are increasing 20% and more - will the increase be worth it in the long run if so many storefronts lie empty and Bell Blvd looks like a bad investment?
BlueRick January 28, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Put in a 99 cent store....
c c cody January 28, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Already have one across from Rite Aid


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