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Rockaway Beach Concessions Prepare for the Big Weekend

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Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the Rockabus returns tomorrow with direct service to Rockaway Beach. This weekend will be an important milestone for restaurants affected by Hurricane Sandy, especially those out in the Rockaways, considering how badly blitzkrieged the area was during the storm and how important the beach season is for business.

The return has been rather uneven: Rockaway Taco was able to reopen earlier this month and has started doing breakfast recently. Ripper's on Beach 86th Street will also be open this weekend, while the Rockaways location of Caracas Arepas Bar isn't ready to open yet but will be doing a pop-up in the lot at Beach 97th Street and Rockaway Freeway on Sunday and Monday. It sounds like it will be a little while longer for many of the other concessions out that way.

Meanwhile, the Queens Chronicle reported yesterday that much of the beach and boardwalk are still in need of serious repairs. The city has put up some spaceship-like pods at Beach 92nd and Beach 87th streets, that are reportedly going to be lifeguard stations. The city still plans to reopen the beaches today.

The Rockaway Taco team just released a new promo for the Summer 2013 season. Check it out:

rockaway taco promotional video II from rockaway taco on Vimeo.

· Rockaway Boardwalk, Beaches Need to Be Fixed Faster, Residents Say {QChron]
· Rockabus Returns Saturday With Expanded Non-Stop Service to Rockaway Beach [Gothamist]
· All Coverage of Hurricane Sandy [~ENY~]

Rockaway Taco

95-19 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Queens, NY 11693 (347) 213-7466 Visit Website

Rockaway Taco

95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY