A Leap of Faith in LIC
Patricia Dunphy explains the ethos behind bringing independent shops to Long Island City, and how their ventures are a leap of faith in a still developing neighborhood.
“We heard that this was something that people wanted. I like the idea of these more independent drugstores. We didn’t want it to be just another strip of sort of chain stores.”
“For all of these retailers, it’s a little bit of a leap of faith. This neighborhood is new, in a way, even though it’s an old old neighborhood…It’s an old neighborhood but with a big industrial base. You didn’t have [that] sort of homegrown retail that you would have in another neighborhood.” – Patricia Dunphy