Dimples and Love Lane Update

I went over to 91 Montague St., the former site of Dimples Kids Spa. According to the owners of the retail space, Dimples indeed went out of business, and they are now seeking new tenants. If you or someone you know is interested in renting, call 212-644-2222. (Especially if you’re interested in opening a nail salon or dry cleaning business.)

Also, since I was in the neighborhood I walked two feet over to the Love Lane Mews sales office; they’re now open 7 days a week and are ready to show off the new digs. Come live behind yours truly, or better yet, let me borrow a cup of sugar.

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  • tb

    Didn’t see THAT coming at all. They did last longer than the 6 months we originally gave them.

  • Victor

    i think it would be a great space for a cafe. please anything but a nail salon / laundromat.

  • GHB

    The steep starcase is a deal-breaker

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  • drewb

    What is it about stairs that people are so scared of. This is New York City for chirssakes! People live 4th floor walk-ups. You’d think people could deal with 5 stairs.

    I’d like to add cell phone store and realty office to the “Anything but” category!

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    And optician.

  • http://inklake.typepad.com PBK

    Supercuts has stairs, taller ones. and has been there forever.

  • Tb

    It’s not the stairs… They diidnt do a good job with babies

  • EHinBH

    How much is the rent?

  • http://loureads.com Lou

    There just weren’t enough precious children who need spa treatment in the area I guess. My wife’s experience there was less than awesome. However all those store fronts suck. They are too small and at the low traffic end of the street. SUCK! I’m sure the rent is too much, too. How many different businesses have been in there in the past 10 years?

  • http://loscalzo.posterous.com Homer Fink

    we need something like green desk in the Heights…rentable work spaces …

  • ilikebrooklyn

    Good idea, Homer — rentable work spaces. Agree we don’t need another nail salon, phone store or bakery.

  • Heather Quinlan

    Yeah, that was sarcasm. Though I would like to see readers’ reactions if a nail salon does go in there.

  • redbaron

    My husband and I were actually thinking it might be a good space for a caterer–it could sell food and drinks to people heading to/from the Promenade, but would also have another source of revenue since I imagine the rent for those spaces is quite high.

  • nabeguy

    The problem with those spaces appears to be that the landlords think they can charge the same amount for a 2nd floor storefront as a street level one. Maybe Bornhere can help me out on this one, because for the life of me, I can’t recall if those spaces have always been configured that way. I remember Jo-Mel’s/Silver’s to the east, but my minds eye goes blind when trying to recall what was west to the corner of Montague and Hicks.

  • bornhere

    nabe — I could, again, be inventing this; but I seem to think that that space was just the rest of the building on Hicks Street. To this day I pass by those “mezzanine” stores and wonder what happened to the side of 205.

    And apropos what was … I still look at the “Love Lane Mews” site and see nothing but the back entrance to Bohack’s. To me, Love Lane will always mean a funky, spooky street, famous for the entrance to “the Pont” (a bar popular with Friends, Packer, and Poly almost-18-year-olds — although I was a few years too young for that charade), the dismal garage, and really buried housing treasures on College Place.

  • Andrew Porter

    Apparently Dimples did NOT close—they moved. There was a sign in the window giving a website which linked to their new location. However the sign was removed by the landlord within a day of its posting and replaced by the For Rent sign.

    The Love Lane Mews sales office which was open as of today has posted an illegal sign, wrapped around the bushes in front of the store. I stopped in and told the two young women there that because the sign is more than 3 feet from the entrance, it is illegal.

  • Andrew Porter

    Nabeguy, wasn’t Fred Eisen leatherworks in those spaces for a number of years? Certainly it was there when I first moved to the Heights, eons ago.

  • aunt mame

    There was a wonderful pharmacy in this space during the 80’s. Mothers unable to get out with sick children could call and the pharmacist would deliver prescriptions and medicine to us on his way home. Does any one remember his name?

  • http://mcbrooklyn.com MK Metz

    Andrew, you’re right, there was a fabulous leather store there. You could buy handmade leather bags, backpacks, belts, eyeglass cases, custom pouches, etc. It smelled great. Here’s an old notice about it in NY Magazine:

  • nabeguy

    Auntmame, that was Kleinman-Spectors, one of the last places in the nabe that could fit the bill as an apothecary shop. They were still selling original Timex clocks in the age of alarm-radios.

  • Eddy de Lectron

    @ bornhere, Yes, those spaces were the “rest of the building on Hicks St” the storefronts were built in the early 70″s.

    @ nabeguy, wasn’t Kleinman-Spectors in the now Crumbs location, before the used bookstore?

  • nabeguy

    Correct Eddy. I don’t recall any pharmacy in the corner space, so I’m guessing that auntmame is referring to K-S’s, as it’s the only pharmacy I can remember on that stretch of Montague. And thanks for clarifying when those corner spaces were put in…I knew they weren’t original but couldn’t recall exactly when they were put in.

  • Eddy de Lectron

    Yeah, for some reason that corner is hard to remember… Back in the day, I remember the leather shop and a travel agent but that’s about it.