BBP Concessions: Somethings Old; Something Moved; Somethings New; Somethings Gone

Brooklyn Bridge Park announced a lineup of concessionaires for the Park this coming spring and summer. Returning to Pier 1 will be the Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar and Blue Marble Ice Cream. Calexico Carne Asada (photo), which was missing last summer, will return, but to a new location, the Main and Plymouth streets entrance to the DUMBO section of the Park. Ditch Plains will not be returning to the location near the Pier 1 entrance at the foot of Old Fulton Street. The Park is “currently exploring other options for that space.”

The restaurant space at Pier 6, previously occupied by Bark Hot Dogs, will be taken over by Fornino-The Art & Science of Pizza:

Fornino will provide a multifaceted food establishment serving wood fired pizza, boccacino sandwiches, as well as frozen yogurt, snacks, and beverages. Fornino will also serve beer on the rooftop beer garden.

The new concession space at the landward side of Pier 5 will be home to “Ample Hills Creamery, the famed Brooklyn ice creamery known for their one-of-a-kind flavors such as Salted Cracked Caramel and Butter Pecan Brittle.” Ample Hills will open on Memorial Day weekend, and “will be open seven days a week for the 2013 spring/summer season with extended hours on the weekends.”

The “Smokestack Building” that stands between the still being repaired River Cafe and Water Street in the Fulton Ferry Historic District will be shared by two new concessionaires, Luke’s Lobster and No. 7 Sub:

In addition to their award-winning lobster rolls, Luke’s Lobster will sell a variety of food options including grilled cheese sandwiches and gluten-free soups…No. 7 Sub [is] an offshoot of No. 7 restaurant in Fort Greene. The sandwich shop will offer unique options such as Turkey Meatloaf, Zucchini Parm, and Roasted Delicata Squash. No. 7 Sub will also offer cold-pressed juices and breakfast sandwiches to serve our early morning park visitors. Both concessionaires will operate seven days a week.

Gourmands will be glad to know that Smorgasburg will return to the Tobacco Warehouse on Sundays, starting April 7.

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  • DIBS

    Three words….HOT DOG CART

  • Don’t Worry

    DIBS- don’t worry, Luke’s sells hot dogs too.

  • MonroeOrange

    I have 8 words for you Dibs if they put a hotdog vender in the park…..The most expensive Hotdogs you will ever eat!

  • GHB

    Did Gerry have Bark Hot Dogs evicted?

  • David on Middagh

    GHB, don’t be too ruff on him.

    Also, “Ample Hills Creamery”? Who was drunk when they named their business?

  • Andrew Porter

    Yes, a “sub” store, because that’s such a NY word. O maybe they’re a branch of the shipyards in Groton, Connecticut.

  • Cranberry beret

    You have something against Walt Whitman?

  • David on Middagh

    Whitman is churning in his grave.

  • Matthew Parker

    I’ve always thought Ample Hills would be a great porn name. IMHO, slightly overrated ice cream, except for the salt crack caramel which lives up to its reputation.