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Giant Crotch Takes Over 199 Seventh Avenue

A location of European Wax Center is taking over the storefront on Seventh Avenue between Second and Third Streets long occupied by L&O Cleaners, and they've certainly found an eye-catching way to introduce themselves to the neighborhood.

The front windows have been papered over with a close-up photo of a woman's crotch as well as a shot of a topless woman's (tan line-free) back. The tagline proclaims that "luxurious waxing is now for everyone."

European Wax Center has nearly 600 locations, with 16 in New York City. The "in your face" approach is apparently working for them.


Mr. Lime Fruit and Vegetables Coming to Kim's Grocery Space on 7th

Kim's, the dependable 24-7 bodega on Seventh Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets, has been closed for the past couple months, and now we know what's replacing it: a new shop called Mr. Lime Fruit and Vegetables.

Last month, Park Slope Stoop reported that Kim's owners, who'd run the shop for the past 30 years, had decided to retire, and that the new owners "plan to keep the space much the same as it was, but may add some food prep." A tipster also let me know that the space has been gutted, and a new wall has been constructed in the middle of the store.


"Nailbeds" Coming to Royal Video Space on Flatbush

A new tenant has been lined up for the space on Flatbush Avenue opposite Seventh that was last occupied by DA Ken Thompson's campaign office (and before that Royal Video), and — you guessed it — it looks like it's going to be a nail salon.

Called Nailbeds, it's taking the place of one of the last video stores in the area, which in 2007 moved there from the huge storefront on Sixth and Flatbush now occupied by Woodland. There's no information available online about it, but I can't really think of any other type of business that can be possibly called Nailbeds, except for maybe a place that sells these.

Is there still anyone in the area who's in need of a new nail salon?


Doughnut Plant Coming to Flatbush Avenue

This is either really good news or really bad news, depending on your diet: An outpost of The Doughnut Plant, widely regarded as one of the finest and most creative doughnut shops in the city, will be opening up on the northern end of Park Slope, in the triangular building on Flatbush and Sixth Avenues last occupied by Yummy Taco.

Owner Mark Isreal began selling doughnuts on the Lower East Side in 1994, based on recipes that had been in his family for generations. He opened the first Doughnut Plant near the Manhattan Bridge in 2000, and thanks to creations like the jelly-filled square doughnut and the tres leches, creme brulee, and chocolate pudding-filled blackout doughnut, it's become quite successful: a location opened in Tokyo in 2004 and a 23rd Street location opened in 2011.

Yummy Taco, a middle-of-the-road Tex-Mex spot, closed back in December. Isreal seems quite excited about taking over the triangular building, which he's been calling the "Flatbush Flatiron," according to DNAinfo. He's also referring to the buildout as a "restoration project," certainly a good sign.

Along with an outpost of Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone's renowned sandwich shop Parm opening on Flatbush between Bergen and Dean and a Shake Shack opening a block away, I think we can safely say that the arrival of the Barclays Center has been a positive culinary influence on the surrounding stretch of Flatbush.


Real Estate Office Coming to 291 5th Avenue

A real estate office called RES is opening soon at 291 5th Avenue, in the space next to Beygl between First and Second Streets. It's an outpost of a Manhattan-based company that specializes in both retail and residential sales and rentals; current featured listings range from a $9 million apartment on Gramercy Park to a two-family house in Crown Heights for $649,000.

The 11-person company was formed in 2007; founders Dogan Baruh and Chris Sassano previously worked on Wall Street for the Private Client Group of Oppenheimer & Co.

At this point I think it's safe to say that we're all set with real estate offices here for the time being.

Photo by Park Slope Stoop.