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Little Neck's Staples Chain Store to Close

Spokeswoman said store was one of 1,500 sites to close across the nation.

Little Neck’s Staples will close its doors for business at a yet-to-be-disclosed time in the near future, a spokeswoman for the chain store said.

The northeast Queens store, located at 252-17 Northern Blvd., will close, but it was unclear when the store would be shuttered and what would replace it.

“I can confirm that the Staples in Little Neck is closing,” said Kaitlyn Reardon, a spokeswoman for the office supply chain. “We always evaluate our store performance to ensure we’re operating the business in the best way.”

She said the company was making efforts to transfer employees of the store to nearby locations.

Other nearby Staples include a chain store in Bayside, located at 209-34 Northern Blvd., as well as others in Manhasset and College Point.

“When any store closes, it’s not a good thing because people lose their jobs,” Community Board 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece said of the store’s closing. “And it destabilizes the community until we know what’s going to be in its place”

Patch wants to know: Did you shop at the Little Neck Staples store? Will it be an inconvenience to you to travel to Staples in other communities? Post your comment in the section below.

Gail Forsberg December 18, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I live in Bayside but always shop in the Little Neck store. They're pleasant, always willing to help and parking is reasonable. I found the Bayside store's parking lot too full most of the time and often had problems getting help from the staff. I'm really sorry to hear of the closing - I will miss that "personal" welcome when I walk in and "Bye, thanks for coming in!" when I leave.
lori cacchione December 18, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Yes, I always shopped at staples for all office supplies as well as household supplies, i recently purchase a laptop there for convenience purposes and was extremely upset to hear the bad news. It was a convenient nearby store (walking distance) for many items. It will be greatly missed!!
Barrie Gellis December 18, 2012 at 04:53 PM
I agree with Lori and Gail. It is also always sad to see stores close and people WILL lose their jobs.
Joyce December 18, 2012 at 07:06 PM
A much more convenient location than Bayside for Little Neck/Douglaston residents. Better parking and much nicer employees. I hope that the Staples' executives will re-evaluate their decision and keep our Staples open!
DEO December 18, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I used the Staples store in Little Neck frequently. I could and did walk to it. I will miss it. There’s nothing else like it in Little Neck. We’re hoping they won’t replace it with another nail salon or bank. We have more than enough of those. We really want and need Staples to not close [and the diner to reopen would be nice too].
Corinne M. December 19, 2012 at 02:41 AM
I went to the Bayside location for years before Little Neck opened and felt like a part of a heard of cattle there. Constant traffic jams and bad service in Bayside. The Little Neck location has restored my faith in the school supply business and is very convient and allows me to use less gas. Employees are very nice always with a smile and great customer service. Very much a part of my community and this will be a great disservice to our town. Had time to do research on electronic devices such as cameras and the wonderful service improved my consumer choices. Have had laptop issues and they fixed it within 24 hours where at other locations I would have had to have waited at least a week and get behind in school work. Very upset to hear that this location is closing.
Kevin Walsh December 19, 2012 at 04:47 AM
Little Neck seems to be dying a death. Next door, the Scobee has been empty for over two years.
gail December 19, 2012 at 04:10 PM
The store in Little Neck is convenient as is the parking. Though the store is smaller, the customer service from these employees is exceptional. They go the extra mile to assist the customer. I've shopped in the Bayside store on numerous occasions and find the parking lot is almost always crowded as is the store. Though the customer service is good, it doesn't compare to Little Neck. Please reconsider the decision to close this location.
Lena December 22, 2012 at 07:15 PM
I live in Bayside and shop in the Bayside store. I've been to the Little Neck store twice and found the experience awful both times. The parking lot was miserable and a horror to enter and exit. If Bayside didn't have what I needed I used to go to the College Point or Manhassett store rather than deal with the Little Neck store, which, honestly is only 10 minutes from my home. Never had a problem with the employees in Little Neck though. It was just that parking...and that tiny, claustrophobic layout. I agree with Kevin; Little Neck DOES seem to be dying a slow death. I miss Scobees very much!

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