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Court Street Office Supplies to Close in February

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 […]

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High-End Fitness Center Headed To 120 Clinton Street

Following a Community Board Two Land Use Committee public hearing in January, a special permit has been approved for a fitness center to open on the ground floor at 120 Clinton Street and the corner of Joralemon Street. According to Brownstoner, the minutes of the meeting note the locale would be “a high-end gym open […]

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The Results Are In: Montague Street BID 2012 Survey

Results are in from the Montague Street Business Improvement District‘s May 2012 Survey regarding local programs and services, asking the likes of: What business would you like to see on Montague Street? What do you shop for on Montague? What are the most important services? Nearly 450 folks responded to the online questionnaire, comprising Brooklyn […]

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Getting Serious About Leasing Former Starbucks Space

Despite its prime location in Brooklyn Heights, it appears the former location of Starbucks at 112 Montague Street isn’t going to lease itself by way of osmosis. The coffee store relocated to 134 Montague Street toward the beginning of May, almost six months ago. Over the past week, signage appeared on the locale’s window from […]

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Subway Sandwich Coming To Atlantic Avenue & Hicks

As Atlantic Avenue continues to redefine itself as a burgeoning retail and foodie destination for local businesses and more upscale shopping, we’re not sure that the local BID had fast food in mind as consummate gentrification. We saw a sign today in the storefront at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street promoting a […]

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Montague Street Revitalization Continues With Launch Of Ruby And Jenna

As we reported a month ago, women’s apparel boutique Ruby and Jenna has opened at 130 Montague Street, above beauty salon Dashing Diva. The store made its soft opening Thursday. Both owners were present, offering an amiable, “Come back and see us, darling.” Two fun chicks. According to the store’s website, it offers “trendy, contemporary […]

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J. McLaughlin Opens on Hicks St.

If you start seeing more grosgrain ribbon belts and madras shorts in the neighborhood, it may be because J. McLaughlin is now open for business on 218 Hicks St.—just in time for summer and the jitney. Luckily, the clothier—started by two Brooklyn brothers, Jay and Kevin McLaughin—doesn’t take itself too seriously. Yes, even preppies have […]

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