Leon Dubov Bringing Indoor Beach Volleyball to Long Island City
TerraCRG’s Peter Schubert completed a long-term commercial lease with entrepreneur Leon Dubov to open his next venture in Long Island City, Queens. The 19,000-square-foot space at 41-20 39th St. will be transformed into QBK Sports, an indoor beach volleyball facility replete with a full bar and restaurant. QBK Sports will offer leagues, clinics, and programming for players of all skills and age levels.
“Especially after the past year-and-a-half of social distancing, we believe New Yorkers are craving outlets for community and recreation,” said Dubov. “QBK Sports will bring a unique year-round amenity for all to enjoy – from beginners to the most-seasoned beach volleyball players.”
Situated in a ground floor warehouse space with 22-foot ceilings nearby several subway stations, the new location will enable beach volleyball players to participate in the sport year-round. QBK Sports is targeting an opening date by the end of the year.
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).