June 3, 2021
Flushing businesses see slow but steady rebound
QUEENS — Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao is one the most popular restaurants in Downtown Flushing.
The soup dumplings attract foodies from all over the city. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a destination for dining.
But manager assistant Alice Lin said the business model changed during the pandemic. While the number of people coming to dine-in dropped, deliveries are now way up.
But the outlook is a little different a few stories up. At Leaf Bar and Lounge, owner Todd Leong was cautiously optimistic.
“We actually have more outdoor space than indoor space. And as the summer is rolling around, the weather is changing, business is picking up,” said Leong.
Considering the rooftop was forced closed for four months last year — that’s definitely worth raising a glass to.