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?