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Major Beijing Restaurant Chain Plots Big Opening in Flushing

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An old Beijing-style restaurant chain is headed to Flushing

Beijing-based chain Ju Qi is heading to New York City. The restaurant pays homage to old Beijing, with a design that’s inspired by hutongs, the alleyways that connect communal family courtyards, and the food gears toward Peking duck, bing pancakes, black fried rice, and other traditional dishes. It’s also known for its elaborate presentations, such as mashed potatoes that come in the shape of a rabbit.

The restaurant will open in the new Tangram development in downtown Flushing, which has also attracted other big-deal Chinese imports like Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot. Ju Qi — which as 20 locations in China and one in Sydney, Australia — will take up at least 6,000 square feet in the glitzy complex, now nearing construction. Once finished, Tangram will encompass a 275,000-square-foot multi-level mall with a sky-lit atrium, a Renaissance hotel, and Regal Cinemas.

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