101 Clinton Street: Former Ground-Floor Market Is Going To Be… ???

Numerous Open Thread comments have queried about the future ground-floor retail space at 101 Clinton Street & Joralemon, whose six-story, 40-unit building is nearing completion as a residential rental.

The former Clinton Food Market was a favorite of many residents, and obviously was shuttered when rehab began on the 1930’s building nearly two years ago. A sign appeared in the window this week offering the first-floor retail space for rent… meaning that the market is obviously not being given first dibs at returning.

Meanwhile, the building appears to be testing the waters with one rental on the market via CitiHabitats: Apartment 6B, a top-floor 3 bedroom, 2 bath for $5,200 a month (see interior shots with the listing).

(Photos: Chuck Taylor)

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  • Jorale-man

    No one seems to know for sure but my prediction is that, unfortunately, it won’t be a grocery store. They can probably get a lot more money for a bank branch or a nail salon there.

  • Chris

    Oddly, the unit is also listed with another agent at the same firm (better interior photos):


  • carol

    “Favorite among residents” is a bit of a stretch. In an earlier incarnation, there was fresh food but toward the end, it was hard to find a fresh anything.

  • Quinn Raymond

    Some kind of 24-hour food market would be great.

  • She’s Crafty

    The market used to be great, but in the last couple of years I understand the owner had developed cancer and there were rumors of it closing for a while before it actually did. Very sad, but at the end it was really grungy.

  • stuart

    the market that was on that corner stayed open only because of the location. It was one of the worst markets anywhere. I avoided it whenever possible. A good food shop would do incredible business there. Half the neighborhood walks by it on the way home from work.

  • Bette

    Please no banks, nail salons, dry cleaners nor cel phone stores. A little grocery store would be handy. Ice cream? Gelato? Soup? Butcher shop? Or what would be nice to drop in on and yet not attract packs of Packer students hanging out (nothing against them, it’s just the corner can’t support a crowd). I guess that eliminates ice cream.

    Um – socks? Kitchen gear (like a mini-Cook’s Companion)?

  • sofaking

    for $5200, you don’t even get a real kitchen?

  • x

    I hope a real grocery s tore.

  • x

    i hate how most of these new constructions dont provide a real kitchen.

    Are yuppies not supposed to cook?

  • S

    It shouldn’t be surprising how different a lens makes on real estate pictures. And california closets they are not.

  • c

    Am I missing something? How is that not a real kitchen? Stove, refrigerator, microwave, sink, counter space?

  • David on Middagh

    “How is that not a real kitchen?”

    No double sink? Or maybe sofaking was thinking of something else.

  • She’s Crafty

    That apartment looks really nice. Whatever comes into that space, I’m happy to see that corner getting a facelift. Now they just need to do something about the trucks going over that sidewalk corner and breaking up the concrete. I think a nice curved wrought iron fence would work if the city would allow it. Just on the curve, not interfering with the crosswalk itself. Surely on this blog there is someone with a commercial real estate connection who would get some inside info on the new tenant, when it happens. Just hope it won’t sit empty for too long.

  • Lori W

    I also agree that a smaller market, preferably open 24 hours or at least till 11 would be nice. There is already a small convenience store just past this building, however the selection is dismal and the hours are horrible!

  • She’s Crafty

    That little convenience store has an extremely loyal following and they sell lotto, which I’m sure helps to keep them going. The people are nice but I agree on the selection issue. I think they cater mostly to the medical arts building across the street and the Packer students. I would be sorry to see that little place go. They have a nice selection of candy by the piece, which my son loves.

  • Lydia`

    The store I miss most at this location is the sushi-to-go shop, which was owned by the owners of the rather dismal grocery store on the corner. It was my go-to lunch spot when I was working in the area. It was clean, quick and friendly. Frankly, I think 101 Clinton and the new building over Rite-Aid are totally unattractive additions to Brooklyn Heights.

  • Clintonious Wow

    The retail space has been divided up differently than it was before the renovation. It looks like more businesses could go in. Maybe the grocery wasn’t the greatest, but it was there and it was always open and the people were nice.

  • BKNYNative

    We are in dire need of a 24hr grocery, preferably not dingy but I’ll take that over a nail salon any day. And the little store up the block with the candy by the piece is a fixture of my childhood. I was always jealous that the Packer kids had a better candy selection than we did at M&E on Montague.

  • resident @114 clinton

    I suffered through the year long construction across the street. Now, I’m forced to tolerate this ugly eyesore as my view out of my window. It just gets better and better.

    The rental listing – with no fewer than 4 typos – perfectly illustrates the mediocrity: