Brooklyn Paper reports that Court Street Office Supply, a “staple” of the neighborhood since 1982, will close on February 20th.
Owner, Jacob Gutman explained, “Our challenge has been the shift in how people purchase things these days,” he said. “Our decision to close the store has nothing to do with rent.” Instead, the almost forty year old family business will focus on their workspace-design aspect of the company. Gutman went on to say, “We set up custom workstations and configure spaces for all kinds of offices, medical practices, hospitality companies, you name it.”
So while the brick and mortar store will close, Court Street will continue to operate the office supplies, arts & crafts and toys business online. Prices will be reduced from now until closing on February 20th. So, stock up while you can!* This correspondent will miss the personal service and wide selection of items.
Court Street Office Supplies, 44 Court St. between Remsen and Joralemon streets in Downtown, (718) 625-5771, www.court
Photo: Courtesy of ChamberOfCommerce.com
*Court Street Office Supply was featured in the 2002 Spielberg film, “Catch Me If You Can”