Fairway Gets OK for Queens Location

City officials have given approval for planned renovations of a shopping center that would pave the way for Fairway Market to open its first location in the borough of Queens.

NEW YORK — City officials have given approval for planned renovations of a shopping center that would pave the way for Fairway Market to open its first location in the borough of Queens.

Fairway would occupy a location in the Douglaston Plaza shopping center currently occupied by a Waldbaums store. Waldbaums has a lease at the center that expires next April, according to published reports. The city’s board of standards and appeals granted approval for developers to add an elevator from the rooftop parking lot to the store.

A Fairway official told the Queens Chronicle newspaper that renovations could take up to six months. Fairway, based here, has been on a brisk expansion pace in recent months, including a recent opening in New Jersey and stores planned for Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y.

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