Nothing lasts forever, especially during a prolonged economic slump.
In December 2009, Bell Boulevard's popular First Edition bar and restaurant, which first opened in 1948, permanently shuttered its doors.
Nearly one year later, Little Neck's long-standing and, in February 2011, Little Neck Luncheonette .
Other local businesses lost during the past few years include Bayside's and the Douglaston Market, which after receiving numerous violations from the city's Department of Health.
Patch wants to know: Which local business that closed during the past few years do you miss most? Do you believe that other businesses have opened in northeast Queens that have made up for the services lost by those closures?
Also, be sure to list any closed businesses not mentioned above and tell us what it was that you believe made that place special.