ASTORIA — Burnside Biscuits, the Southern fried chicken and biscuits restaurant that opened last summer in the former Athens Cafe space on 30th Avenue, closed after just over a year in business.
"For over a year we had a blast serving the people of Astoria. There was nothing better than being able to bake biscuits and mix cocktails for our community. But this awesome corner of Queens deserves something epic," the note reads.
"So while this may be goodbye for now, don't stay away for too long. Our smoke signals will be visible from the L very, very soon."
The message had several fans speculating if it meant the owners would be opening something else in the space.
The mention of the "L" had some wondering if the owners meant "el" as in the elevated train line in Astoria, or if the restaurant is headed to Brooklyn near the L train.
"Am I interpreting their comment about smoke signals from the L to mean that they are moving to BK? If so, they're dead to me. #queens," one person wrote on Burnside Biscuits' Facebook page.
"What does this mean??" another person wrote.
The restaurant's owners did not respond to requests for comment.
The eatery opened last summer, serving Southern-style fried chicken, biscuits and wood-fired vegetables. The restaurant revamped its menu and hired a new chef in April.
Its corner location at 32-07 30th Ave. had previously been occupied by Athens Cafe, a longtime Greek eatery known for its coffee and sidewalk seating.