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Empty in Glen Cove: Restaurant Awaits Replacement

Another restaurant is expected to take the site of the long-vacant East Wok.

The building formerly known as East Wok sits vacant but a new restaurant may take its place.

Louie Laino, who is offering the site at 18 N. Cottage Row, said another Asian restaurant is in the works for the site. But the proposal is a way off: it has yet to go to the planning board.

janice zangari February 01, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I hope the next occupant makes the restaurant more accessible, and wheelchair-friendly. That would be great.
Marc Rosen February 01, 2012 at 05:07 PM
It would be a good idea to implement accessibility at the start, especially since it would fall under the obligations related to the ADA. I'd hate for a disabled person to be unable to physically access the building, and be forced to sue as a result.
james February 01, 2012 at 10:59 PM
You are never forced to sue. You can take your business elsewhere. Forced to sue, ridiculous.
Marc Rosen February 01, 2012 at 11:02 PM
By "forced", I mean in order to actually see changes made. Usually, ADA lawsuits yield equitable judgments, not legal damages.
lorraine February 02, 2012 at 12:29 AM
I was so hoping for an Indian restaurant. It's the one cuisine Glen Cove is lacking!
Bernadette February 09, 2012 at 06:57 PM
so happy its not going to be a 99cents junk store or another nail salon , which is what Glen Cove is famous for. I would love to see a vegetarian type of health food restaurant.
james February 09, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Sue everybody right? What a lawsuit crazy society we live in. My dad is a lawyer and growing up he was so anti-lawsuit. Times have changed. Bunch of cry babies. If you don't like the way someone does business then go elsewhere.
james February 09, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Btw, the disabled people aren't the cry babies, they are the brave ones. You, the lawsuit guy, are a cry baby.
John Cocchiola February 09, 2012 at 09:23 PM
At the time of its last real estate listing, the property taxes were about $32,000 a year. That's roughly $2,500 a month, just in property taxes. There would be rent, which would be about $5,000 or more. The fire suppression system is expensive, so are the refrigeration systems, stoves, ovens, broilers, fryers, etc. The cost to equip the kitchen, payroll, payroll taxes, licensing fees, etc aren't cheap either. Insurance bills are astronomical, especially if they have a liquor license. The power company is another partner, each of those freezers and refrigerators has an electric motor that works overtime to keep the food from spoiling, especially in the hot summer months. Of course the huge air conditioning and heating systems draw a lot of juice too. On a building like that, my hunch is $2,000 to $3,000 just in power. They'll need more than $20,000 a month before they even pay a cook or buy a chicken for the cook to cook. They'd have to move huge quantities of Chicken with Broccoli just to break even. It's quite a risk. Would you take the shot?

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