Boutique Store in Long Island City to Launch in Two Weeks
(Long Island, NY) The Queens Economic Development Corporation is looking for vendors to participate in a boutique pop-up that the agency will open in Long Island City in June 2016.
The unique retail store, dubbed “MiQ” for “MadeinQueens,” will market handmade crafts, designer goods, house wares, and small-batch, packaged food items. Located at 27-24 Queens Plaza South, the venue will also provide information on tourism, entertainment, and restaurant options in the borough. It will operate Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am until 8 pm, and manufacturers are urged to register online at www.madeinqueens.nyc to be part of this exciting new project.
MiQ’s interior design will feature a theme each month, starting with “Queens Has It All.” A chalkboard will adorn a wall in the store, and customers will be able to write about their favorite local things on it.
Rent for a 30-square-foot display area is $600 for two weeks or $1,000 for four weeks. (Packaged food vendors pay only $100 to participate). Vendors are not required to be on site as this upscale shop will be staffed by qualified salespeople. MiQ will collect sales tax, and vendors will receive their proceeds monthly along with tax forms to file quarterly reports.
“Located in one of the busiest transit hubs in the city and surrounded by thousands of new apartments, MiQ will be a great showcase for emerging businesses,” said QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein. “The store will reflect the creativity and energy that is Queens!”
Currently, only New York State-based companies can participate, and Queens residents get priority consideration. For more information, try www.madeinqueens.nyc or contact QEDC Director of Business Services Sante Antonelli at 718.263.0546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MiQ is a project of the Queens Economic Development Corporation with funding from Capital One Bank, support from Gotham Realty, and assistance from MILES.CITY.