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1-800-MATTRESS Out

The brick-and-mortar outposts of the 1800Matress.com company are closing down nationwide after the company filed for bankruptcy in March, now marking yet another vacant storefront on Montague Street. Sleepy’s then acquired the telephone and Web properties of Dial-a-Mattress in a $25-million deal, but shuttered its remaining 20 showrooms, according to a Montague Street Sleepy’s salesman […]

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Montague Street Crisis: The Video

We recently reported on the troubles facing Montague Street merchants and the challenges they present to independently owned stores.  Here’s the video companion for that series from BHB’s Sarah Portlock

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Montague Street Crisis: Lassen & Hennigs

Lassen & Hennigs is making smaller cakes — and eating them too! Now we present our interview with Chris Calfa, owner of Lassen & Hennigs. The longtime local catering giant at 114 Montague St. also owns two Monty Q’s pizzerias (158 Montague St. and 90 Livingston St.) and Court Order, a sandwich lunch spot (52 […]

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Montague Street Crisis: Housing Works

Housing Works works! Jennifer Jinks, store manager of the Brooklyn Housing Works Thrift, said people are still swarming the store, but regulars aren’t coming in as often. That said, during our interview, she was interrupted at least twice by customers bringing in their gently-used wares, and many others snatching up best-sellers (and an old baseball […]

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Montague Street Crisis: Heights Books

Miss the old Montague Street? “Degrade your property values!” Up next is our interview with Tracy Walsch, owner of Heights Books, who recently made the decision to move to Boerum Hill (120 Smith St., between Pacific and Dean streets) from her longtime spot at 109 Montague St. (For more in the series, check out our […]

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Is Montague Street in crisis?

What IS happening out there? Montague Street is a rapidly shifting shopping thoroughfare — in the last few weeks, at least eight “For Rent” signs have gone up in windows along the five-block stretch from Clinton Street to the Promenade, and we now have word that, nationally, Ann Taylor Loft is closing over 100 outposts. […]

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