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Thursday
Jun052014

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.

Wednesday
May212014

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.

Monday
May052014

Artisanal Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar Shop Coming to 140 5th Avenue

The second location of O Live Brooklyn, which specializes in premium extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, will be opening soon in the space last occupied by E Lingerie, on 5th between Douglass and Baltic.

The specialty (to say the least) shop already has one location on Broadway in Williamsburg, and at this location they'll feature dozens of single-varietal olive oils and balsamic vinegars on tap, as well as many flavored olive oils, salts, olive wood accessories, and a handful of specialty items, owner Greg Bernarducci told Park Slope Stoop.

“I suspect there are many among you who eat all-natural, organic produce and meats, and fresh olive oil is a natural and beneficial addition to a healthy diet,” Bernarducci added. He'll also be teaching an Olive Oil 101 class.

All products are provided by 90 year-old Veronica Foods, which works with producers all around the world.

Like the incoming shop that specializes in aperitifs and digestifs a few blocks away, this shop will have a rather narrow focus, which can work for it or against it. It's one thing to do one thing and do it well, but it's always a toss-up as to whether or not sales will be substantial enough to turn a profit in a space that's most likely very high-rent. Still, this shop will introduce plenty of items to the neighborhood that aren't yet available, so fingers crossed that they can make it work.

They're currently hiring part-time employees; those with a "knowledge of or interest in food, cooking, and healthy eating" can send their resume to olivebrooklyn@gmail.com, a sign in the window indicates.

Thursday
Apr242014

Nail Salon Coming to Cycle Bar Space on Fifth

For the two or three people who believe that what this neighborhood needs is another nail salon, one is coming to the space that was last occupied by Cycle Bar, on Fifth between First and Garfield. A permit was issued on April 7th, and it's been posted in the papered-over front window.

Nail salons seem to be a favorite among landlords for some reason; at least three have opened in the immediate area within the past couple of years alone.

Wednesday
Mar192014

Artist & Craftsman Supply Shop Coming to Second Street

A new art supply shop will be opening soon in a large building on Second Street near 4th Avenue. It's an outpost of the 29 year-old Artist & Craftsman Supply, which has 20 locations in 13 states.

The store (which judging by the space will be more of an emporium) will sell everything an artist could want, ranging from brushes, paints, and canvas to knitting sets, arts & crafts supplies, and carving tools.

This shop certainly looks like it'll fill a niche in the neighborhood; it'll come in handy for everyone from kids who have art projects to painters, printmakers, sculptors, knitters, and crafts enthusiasts. It's hard to tell if they'll be fixing the facade up at all, but the fact that the sign is already up probably means it'll be opening sooner rather than later.

Many thanks to a tipster for sending in the photo.