In response to a comment by “ABC” claiming that a Five Guys Burgers and Fries outlet would be moving into the old Busy Chef space at Henry and Cranberry (as opposed to Court Street as previously rumored), Craig Cohen, owner of Brooklyn Five Guys franchises, tells BHB that there is no truth to the Henry Street rumor, but “I think it’s hysterical — I have brokers calling me saying, ‘Oh wow, you’re opening in this space?'” because the [wrong] word keeps traveling.
At any rate, he DID say that he’s considering moving to Remsen Street and expanding.
Update:BHB spoke to a representative at Five Guys’ corporate headquarters, who checked their real estate system and tells us, “[there is not a] Henry Street location [scheduled to open] in Brooklyn.” There is, however, a Five Guys slated to open this summer in Coney Island at 3065 Cropsey Avenue, which is the only Five Guys outpost that will open in Brooklyn currently listed in their system.
Note: BHB welcomes the Brooklyn Paper’s former Brooklyn Heights reporter Sarah Portlock as a new contributor.