Thursday, May 21, 2009

After a Movie, Hoot the Night Away at Hooters (Wasn't Clinton's Fault Though)

Maybe it's Bill's fault that everything he touches turns into something involving a woman and scandals (Just kidding, he's a good man). During the '92 U.S. Presidential election, former President Bill Clinton stopped at Future Diner, a small restaurant located next to a movie theater (then Cineplex Odeon) inside a mall (once dominated by a Kmart) for a lunch. He returned in 1993 to champion his health care reform with local residents and led to the creation of something called a "Clinton Wrap."

In 2005, the diner closed, and has remained vacant until just several months ago, when the Queens Chronicle reported that Hooters, the restaurant chain that serves up just a little more than a burger and some fries, will be moving into the famous location. Community members are worried that it may attract some trouble into the area, especially since it is located right next to the Loews' movie theater (formerly Odeon), a Kohl's (Kmart left around 2003), and plenty of other family-oriented attractions. What is even more concerning is the existing outdoor dining area. Because Little Johnny might be dreaming more than what he just saw at Night at the Museum.

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