QUEENS — Dallas BBQ is planning to open its new outpost in downtown Jamaica this summer, according to documents and local officials.
The chain, known for its ribs and steaks, is seeking to launch its newest restaurant at 89-14 Parsons Blvd. near 89th Avenue, on the first floor of Moda, a building constructed several years ago atop of the former Queens Family Courthouse, said Yvonne Reddick, district manager for Community Board 12.
The space which can seat up to 200 patrons was initially occupied by CityRib, a sit-down barbecue eatery run by a high-end Manhattan restaurant group, which opened in 2013.
In 2015, it was replaced by Moda Grill, serving American comfort food, which closed last year.
Reddick said that Dallas BBQ is aiming to open its Jamaica location sometime in July and that its representatives are slated to meet with the CB12 consumer affairs committee later this month.
She also added that she hopes the restaurant will do well in the neighborhood because “they are family-oriented.”
According to the Department of Consumer Affairs, Dallas BBQ has also applied to open a sidewalk café at the location. The application is currently pending, and a public hearing to discuss the proposed sidewalk cafe has been scheduled for May 31, according to the DCA and a note placed on the eatery doors.
This will be the second Queens location for the chain, which also has an outpost at the Rego Center Mall in Rego Park.
A representative for the chain confirmed that it's planning to open a new restaurant in Jamaica this summer, but would not provide further details.