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Triangle Building Sold, Sporting Goods Closing Soon

After 96 years in operation on the corner of Fifth, Flatbush, and Dean Streets, and a few months after being put on the market, Triangle Sporting Goods, in the shadow of the soon-to-open Barclays Center, has been sold and will be closing soon.

Signs have been posted all over the building that say "EVERYTHING MUST GO- 50% OFF," and owner Henry Rosa told me that even though the building has been sold, he doesn't know who purchased it.

"We could be gone in a week, or it could be a month," he said. "I don't know when it'll happen, but it'll happen." When I told him I was sorry to hear that, he replied with a shrug, "Me too. Well, maybe not. I'm retiring."

It will be very interesting to see what becomes of the historic, oddly-shaped building once Triangle leaves. Any guesses?

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I predict a fast-food restaurant. Or was there a story about the owner not selling to McDonalds? Am I misremembering...

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenis

He said definitely not fast food and said he was going to sell to someone that would be good for the community. Lots of high end restaurants and retail were looking at the space.

How can he not know who it sold to though?

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterprospectpark

yea, i doubt he doesn't know who bought the building. My guess is he doesn't want to deal with the community backlash while trying to sell the rest of his crap.

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrendan

Duane Reade/McDonald's/Chase Bank

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdjd

If it's anything like the other things opening up near here, it will be high end. The stuff opening up lately has not been on the level of McDonalds, it's been fancy coffee shops and locavore restaurants and boutiques all along Bergen.

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterprospectpark


April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFelton

I predict a TImes Square style mega chain restaurant like a Chilis or a Fridays

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJbob

It's not surprising you would predict that Jbob. You are the most negative poster on here and the other blogs where I see your screen name pop up. Bordering on nasty most of the time.

It must be exhausting to live such an unhappy life and think the worst in everything.

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterprospectpark

I saw JBob give a very appropriate takedown on FIPS the other day - it's not all bad.

Being that none of the retail boogeymen we seem so afraid of have opened outside of the Atlantic Center, I'd wager that's not what we're getting here either. Other than that, I have no idea.

There's two McDonalds within walking distance of the arena already.

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkPlace

Thanks Park Place-as for you Prospect Park I wish you only the best. :)

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJBOB

I predict that none of these people posting are from BROOKLYN. Triangle sports will not be some smash and go Las Vegas Slum district. Being across from NOW the World's most Famous Arena. Brought to you in part from Brooklyn's own Sean Carter the only thing replacing one Historic place is going to be the Next Historic place Flatbush Avenue can Swallow.
Swagger, Posh-slope'ers, +location and Money make this place far more valuable than anything mentioned above. "Hov aint lettin anything un-Brooklyn open up shop in front his Basketball court"

May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBond

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