Subway Sandwich Coming To Atlantic Avenue & Hicks

As Atlantic Avenue continues to redefine itself as a burgeoning retail and foodie destination for local businesses and more upscale shopping, we’re not sure that the local BID had fast food in mind as consummate gentrification. We saw a sign today in the storefront at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street promoting a “Coming Soon” Subway sandwich shop on the northern side of the street. Granted, its proximity to Long Island College Hospital could likely make it a hit with docs and patients.

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  • Jorale-man

    It would be a real shame if this was the start of a chain-ification of Atlantic. On the bright side, at least it’s not a McDonald’s or Burger King.

  • Joe from Grace


  • 5thfloorwalkuper

    Could be useful for people heading to Brooklyn Bridge Park for their lunch too.

  • DrewB

    I was really bummed when I saw that banner go up. Nothing against subway, but we already have one on montague, another a few blocks east at court street. I understand that with the park and the hospital they will do very well in that location. I was just hoping for something a bit more interesting.

  • HenryLoL

    Bloomberg should ban them. It’s not even real meat.

  • brooklynite

    While Subway might not be desirable, it is better than having an empty storefront. These chain restaurants can afford to pay the high rents in our neighborhood. This Subway is going to service the hospital staff/visitors and all of the people visiting the park (which the ones on Montague and further down Atlantic do not get because of their proximity).

    I know we all want something more “interesting”, but sometimes “interesting” can’t make enough profit to last in our neighborhood unfortunately. They will do well on that corner because of the demographic they are catering to.

    Now what about the “renovations” going on at B&B Empire Bagels on the corner of Atlantic and Clinton????

  • PierrepontSkin

    Remember when there was a Burger King on Montague?

    Also, there’s a Subway ON MONTAGUE.

  • x

    how about a Quiznos? Maoz?

  • Boerum Bill


  • Rochdalian

    Given the park and the hospital, I’m surprised that it took this long for fast food places to show up on that part of Atlantic Avenue. I’ll be surprised if others don’t show up there. or in the stores right by the park.

  • Eddyenergizer

    There’s already a Taco Hell inside the hospital…

  • lori

    I think it’s fine for a Subways to be on Atlantic and Hicks Street. I think they will do a big business from LICH and from the park. It will be in the site formerly occupied by whom?

  • Robert

    I am always amused at how those who would criticize these decisions would behave were it THEIR building. Always easy to spend some else’s money. (Not at I am all that happy about one more Subway store in the Heights.)

  • Jade

    Whatever happened to the store with the cool lamps that used to be at that intersection?

  • Andrew Porter

    B&B Empire is dead, or so the owner of a nearby store told me. Maybe someone could come in and use their oven for pizza.

  • PBL

    Can non-hospital visitors order food from that Taco Bell, or is it just for the hospital? I admit, Taco Bell — despite its garbage ingredients — is a guilty pleasure.

  • Eddyenergizer

    PBL, yes one can, but do you really want to go to the hospital for tacos?

  • Robert Swartz

    Not surprised about B&B Empire. Can’t say I ever visited, mainly because I’m not a big fan of Montreal bagels. But whenever I walked by, it never seemed to be doing a lot of business. The space wasn’t very inviting, either – a far cry from Mile End, for example. Or the Waterfront Ale House, for that matter.

  • Eric Smith

    What do you think self deprecating actors, Mothers with $2000 strollers, Wall street bleeders live off of? Subway is a staple of a gentrifiers meal. Hey I heard the are putting a Dunkin Doughnuts on the corner of montague and Hicks. Yes, the neighborhood is coming home.

  • Pyrrhus

    Eric, “self deprecating actors, Mothers with $2000 strollers, & Wall street bleeders” pay the taxes that make life in our urban oasis possible. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

  • GHB

    Don’t feed the troll

  • Willowtowncop

    I actually ate one for lunch today – I was at a class in an unfamiliar neighborhood and only had a short time to find something to eat. It was absolutely vile and only $2 cheaper that the sandwich I usually get from the Iris Cafe. I certainly won’t be eating there.