As commenter “Nancy” posted on OTW earlier today and BHB has CONFIRMED – the fire ravaged Gristedes on Henry and Clark Street will reopen next Friday November 21.
The store was destroyed by an electrical fire on April Fools Day. Original reports had the store re-opening in “six to eight weeks.” Seven and a half months later, it seems that Brooklyn Heights will have a shiny new supermarket at its service. What can we expect: a coffee bar, breakfast sammiches, a sub shop, an olive bar and a “highly qualified baker”.
Update: Lots of activity in and around the store tonight. Some shelves look fully stocked already and while it appears that there’s still some structural work left to do a Grand Re-opening next Friday is looking totally possible. If anyone has photos, upload them to the BHB Flickr Photo Club or email them to webmaster AT brooklynheightsblog dot com.