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The Mighty Quinn's Team Is Opening a Huge Restaurant on Staten Island

It's opening in an outlet mall.

The original Mighty Quinn's in the East Village
The original Mighty Quinn's in the East Village
Daniel Krieger

Acclaimed barbecue restaurant Mighty Quinn's is planning a 2,500-square-foot Staten Island location, the Commercial Observer reports. The restaurant is joining the Empire Outlets retail complex, a planned new outlet mall that will feature 40 to 50 dining options, including an "artisanal food hall" called the Marketplace, according to a statement from the developer. The Mighty Quinn's here will have outdoor seating, skyline views, and a menu similar to other locations, with options like brisket, pulled pork, and spare ribs.

The Empire Outlets complex will ultimately have more than 100 stores, a 190-room hotel, and 40,000-square-feet dedicated to food and drink options. Starbucks is in talks for 2,000-square-feet of space, while the food hall will likely have 25 stations, according to the Commercial Observer. Shopping options so far include Nordstrom Rack, H&M, Guess Factory Store, and Banana Republic Factory Store.

Mighty Quinn's started as a Smorgasburg vendor and has since become one of the city's biggest barbecue mini-chains.  Porprietor-pitmaster Hugh Mangum currently operates four New York restaurants, two Smorgasburg stalls, and a New Jersey outpost. An Upper East Side restaurant is also on the way.  The popular barbecue restaurant has signed a 15-year lease at $100-per-square foot for the space in Staten Island.