Permanently Closed: Brooklyn Heights Businesses Lost To The Pandemic

Seven months into the pandemic, most of our local small businesses are hanging on. With pure grit and ingenuity, restaurants turned parking spots into dining spaces, and retail stores went online until their doors could open again. Tragically, not all of the businesses survived the long shutdown, not to mention the loss of tourists and nearly half of the residents who left town for months. Here, we memorialize the Brooklyn Heights businesses that permanently closed since March 2020.

Jack the Horse Tavern (66 Hicks St.)

Jack the Horse Tavern (66 Hicks St.)

JtH Next Door (66 Hicks St.)

JtH Next Door (66 Hicks St.)

Five Guys (138 Montague St.)

Five Guys (138 Montague St.)

Amy's Bread and East & West Wellness

Amy’s Bread (72 Clark St.)

Chocolate Works (110 Montague St.)

Chocolate Works (110 Montague St.)

The Heights Salon of Brooklyn (136 Montague St.)

The Heights Salon of Brooklyn (136 Montague St.)

Scott J Aveda Salon (119 Montague St.)

Scott J Aveda Salon (119 Montague St.)

B.GOOD (141 Montague St.)

B.GOOD (141 Montague St.)

Heights Nail Salon (60 Henry St.)

Heights Nail Salon (60 Henry St.)

Le Pain Quotidien (121 Montague St.)

Le Pain Quotidien (121 Montague St.)

WMA Karate (67 Atlantic Ave.) (Classes moved online and outdoors - wmakarate.com)

WMA Karate (67 Atlantic Ave.) (Classes moved online and outdoors – wmakarate.com)

Blossom Poke Bowl (153 Remsen St.)

Blossom Poke Bowl (153 Remsen St.)

Cafecito (Clark St. Station)

Cafecito (Clark St. Station)

Emack & Bolio (115 Montague St.) (To close permanently on 10/31/20.) (Photo courtesy of BHB reader.)

Emack & Bolio (115 Montague St.) (To close permanently on 10/31/20.) (Photo courtesy of BHB reader.)

The loss of these small businesses is a blow to the community. Some are simply irreplaceable. What could possibly fill the void that Cranberry’s or Jack the Horse left behind? But we can find hope in knowing that there are already small signs of recovery and renewal. Here are three businesses that opened in the midst of the pandemic and by all indications, are fast becoming favorites of the neighborhood.

Cardinal Mkt (44 Henry St.)

Cardinal Mkt (44 Henry St.)

Vineapple (71 Pineapple St.)

Vineapple (71 Pineapple St.)

Ella Crown Bakehouse (149 Atlantic Ave.)

Ella Crown Bakehouse (149 Atlantic Ave.)

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  • Mary Kim

    Ah, I forgot about that! It was shut down days before the PAUSE. I’ll edit.

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    My wife reports that Peerless shoe repair on Montague is another casualty. (I wasn’t attached to them; found them brusque-mannered and overpriced, was never crazy about the guy’s constant cigarette breaks and the litter they generated.) Can anyone confirm?

  • Mary Kim

    Peerless just reopened under same cigarette-smoking ownership.

  • Andrew Porter

    The Halstead Real Estate office in the former Pic-a-Deli/Housing Works/Fish’s Eddie/etc. store closed up within the last day or so.

  • http://www.yotamzohar.com StudioBrooklyn

    Hmm, not sure why I felt the need to editorialize back there. So please forgive the following tangent:

    On top of already looking like a quaint throwback to the 60s and the annoyance of smokers seeming to give themselves a pass on littering, is anyone else mildly irritated by the fact that smokers also give themselves a pass on public mask-wearing? It’s like, if I can smell your second-hand smoke I’m breathing in your potential Covid-breath.

  • Jorale-man

    Absolutely. They’re in the same category as the runners who give themselves a mask exemption. At least you can usually smell the smokers from far away, so you can adjust your path accordingly.