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Two Long Island City stores that were destroyed in two eerily identical car crashes near the Ed Koch-Queensborough Bridge a year ago have filed suit against multiple city agencies and the drivers for damages they estimate to be in excess of $1 million.
“They’ve obviously been distressed,” said Great Neck, L.I., attorney Scott Agulnick, who is representing the store owners. “Those two businesses account for a tremendous amount of their own labor and time and money.”
The plaintiffs in the suit, filed in Queens Supreme Court March 30, are Espinal’s Caribbean Restaurant II Inc., run by Tony Espinal at 25-06 Queens Plaza South, and Villa De Baute’ Inc., run by Akber Jiwani at 25-04 Queens Plaza South.
The stores were first hit