Image source: Wikipedia – the LIC Courthouse is why the area is called Court Square
DNAinfo reports about some changes coming to the Court Square section of LIC. Rockrose, one of the developers active in the area, wants to add a beer hall and a music venue, increasing the nightlife quotient in this neighborhood. High end restaurants are also seen as a desirable element in the plan.
Rockrose president Justin Elghanayan says, “I think that it has the potential to become the place where people come to hang out. It can actually become a nightlife hub.” The proximity to multiple subway lines also helps in this respect.
Image source: DNAinfo – some of the buildings owned by Rockrose in LIC
In particular, 26-15 Jackson Avenue (GMAP), currently an empty storefront, is the location Rockrose thinks would be best for a music venue, as it has high ceilings and “the right proportions.” Additional properties involved in this overall development plan include a number of buildings owned by the developer on Jackson Avenue between 44th Drive and 43rd Avenue. The total space is around 18,000 square feet. They plan to make them into “funky retail spaces,” expanding the insides by knocking out the second and third floors. In the Linc LIC building, a high-end supermarket is planned for the ground floor.