QUEENS — A Kew Gardens eatery offering wraps and sandwiches made with GMO-free bread was seized by city marshals last month — a little over a year after it opened — because the owners stopped paying their rent, officials said.
Sundance Cafe opened at 120-36A Queens Blvd., near the Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike subway station, last June.
The owners said at the time that they wanted to bring more food options to the neighborhood.
But the new cafe, which offered a variety of wraps and salads and featured an on-site bakery, was usually open only until 4 p.m., locals said.
“They only served breakfast and lunch,” said Ana Borakovic, 34, who lives nearby. “And usually this area is crowded in the afternoon.”
A representative from the city marshal's office said the cafe was seized last month following a court dispute over rent.
It was not immediately clear how much was owed.
The owners did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment, and the landlord declined to comment.
Sabre Real Estate has already posted a sign that the store is for rent.