Daniel S. Jul 11, 2020 In addition to supporting Astoria's existing shops and restaurants, what types of new retail and entertainment would you like to see? Local owned businesses only and no chains. A live music venue would be great (no more than 500-1,000 person capacity) Innovation QNS Partnership Jul 14, 2020 Thanks, Daniel. Our focus is definitely on small and locally owned and operated businesses. The plan also includes an arts and culture hub with a space that can accommodate a wide range of performing arts... Read more... Liz Bee Jul 17, 2020 500 - 1000 is a lot of people . . . but yes, a space that allows for theatre, dance and the like - think BAM - would be amazing in Astoria.