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Update: Brooklyn Heights’ Montague Street Remains Rousing Retail Success Story

In May 2012, BHB wrote about an appreciable renaissance taking place along the Montague Street retail corridor, during which a dozen new businesses moved in along the avenue over the year preceding. Another snapshot of Brooklyn Heights “Main Street” this week reveals that Montague remains a bustling success story, with restaurants, spas, bodegas, bakeries and […]

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Spelling Lesson: Bentley’s Retires ‘Liquadition’ Sign!

A week after BHB played the shame game with Bentley’s at 144 Montague Street for posting the same sign misspelling for three years running, it appears staff decided it was worth investing in a new sign—and better use of those pesky letters of the alphabet. Obviously, the women’s shoe store is excited, too: They added […]

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Encore Fail! Bentley’s ‘Liquadition’ Sign

Mercy, almighty. Bentley’s at 144 Montague Street has posted this same sign misspelling for years—in fact, previously pointed out with sweet empathy by BHB. Has no one ever happened to mention to the shoe retailer that “Liquidation” is spelled with the “I” and “A” in somewhat different order? All youse pepes have gotta do is […]

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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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MODULE R Founder Donald Rattner Talks Modern Design

Donald Rattner, founder of MODULE R—which opened a year ago at 141 Atlantic Avenue—is profiled in the latest issue of Brooklyn’s The L Magazine. Writer Kristin Iversen offers, “How can we exert some control over our spaces in the absence of oneiric home renovation? Enter MODULE R, a high-concept, modern design store.”

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Atlantic Avenue BID Wants Input About Best Potential Retail Tenants

The Brooklyn Heights Association is circulating a poll on behalf of the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), asking area residents about the kind of businesses Atlantic Avenue needs “to be an even better neighborhood shopping street. The BID aims to bring in new businesses that will further enhance the mix of retail and variety […]

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Is Apple Finally Gonna Take A Bite Out Of Brooklyn?

Flanking Barclays Center? 1 Hanson Place? Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall? DUMBO or Williamsburg? The Brooklyn Paper addresses the latest rumors that an Apple store is really, truly, finally coming to Brooklyn. Reports have been actively swirling since 2007, while Marty Markowitz has been making the case that Apple belongs in the newly scrubbed Downtown shopping […]

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Housing Works Hosts ‘Best Of Fall’ Saturday, 9/8

The Brooklyn Heights Housing Works at 122 Montague Street will host its “Best Of Fall” sales event Saturday, September 8, from noon to 8 p.m., offering the thrift’s best selection of fashion, furniture, artwork, books and accessories. The annual affair takes place at 12 of the shop’s New York locations, from August 30 through September […]

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Fulton Mall Welcomes Another Major Retailer: Say Hello To Express

A shiny new Express store at 490 Fulton Street along Fulton Mall has opened in the rapidly gentrifying Downtown Brooklyn shopping destination. Michael Weiss, CEO of the men’s and women’s clothier and a Brooklyn native, was present for the festive “block party” opening last Wednesday. He tells the New York Observer that he began his […]

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Atlantic Avenue’s MODULE-R Gets Gilt.com Props

Local toy & home curiosity boutique MODULE R, dedicated to “modular, reconfigurable & customizable modern design,” which opened last December at 141 Atlantic Avenue, got some props from Melissa Liebling-Goldberg, women’s editorial director at high-end clothier & home website Gilt.com (and former style director at People). Racked.com has been asking New York shopping & fashion […]

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