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Wednesday
Aug222012

Open For Business: Little Things Too, 139 Seventh Avenue

A second Little Things toy store has opened just three doors down from the original, on Seventh Avenue between Carroll and Garfield, in the space last occupied by pet food store Beastly Bites, which closed less than two months ago.

As opposed to the cluttered, packed-to-the-brim Little Things, which specializes in higher-end toys, this one is neat and spacious, and will feature seasonal merchandise and items for bigger kids, like arts and crafts supplies. Currently they're stocked with back to school supplies.

Little Things Too, 139 Seventh Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215.

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Good news for the neighborhood. The original is fantastic - the staff always very helpful and they have a great return policy. I hope they get a ton of business.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenis

So now within 2 blocks there's AREA kids, Little Things, Little Things 2 and a new toy store coming where the Florist was.

And people complain about too many bars in the neighborhood?

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterliza

And AREA is the best of them all. I know people who come from out of the neighborhood to shop there. I always found Little Things to be a dump.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterliza

Actually the original Little Things was where Starbucks on 7th Avenue (between Garfield and 1st st.) currently is.

The Little Things on 7th Ave (between Carroll and Garfield) was a video rental store. The name of it escapes me at the moment.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSince1985

I'm pretty sure long before Beastly Bites...lets say 16/17 years ago there was a Little Things in that exact space (if not, it's where Possibilites is). They also used to have the space that is currently Starbucks. It's nice to see that they are doing well enough to expand again.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

All these chain stores are ruining the very fabric of the neighborhood.

Oh wait.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBen K.

Many years ago it was like this. When the original large Little things moved out of the space where Starbucks is nw, they opened two stores . One is the toy store that is still there and the other was a few doors down that sold various things, jewelery, clothing, etc. They are almost going back to their roots

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkSlopePerson

There was never a Little Things where Possibilities is now, before Possibilities was opened, there was a card/gift shop owned by my very good friend Alan Bergmann.

The store was called The Windmille Shoppe. It closed up in 2001 after Alan had died the year before. Then Possibilities opened in that spot.

the other Little Things2 that was around years ago might have been in the video store space, I remember it being a small shop.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkSlopePerson

lol Ben K.

Some friends and I have actually done a survey of the neighborhood retail and Park Slope (5th Avenue/7th Avenue/4th Avenue/Flatbush Avenue/6th Ave/8th Avenue) remains 89% independent/mom and pop while 11% are chains.

Some of those chains are small, local chains like Konditori and Bareburger which are only found in NYC. So actually the true amount of chains is probably smaller, depending how you want to categorize them.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteryellowbee

I'm just glad it's not another empty store front

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkSlopePerson

Little Things is fine. For all their great help, which they do have, it's often hard for them to get the simplest of items in. I've walked out of there and, sadly, walked to Target to get something that's not a masssively mass produced item, sadly.

The expansion is still great, though. Local options are important when your mobility is temporarily restricted due to a presence of a little person.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCubanSlope

The original Little Things was where Starbucks is and more knick knacky until they expanded into where the current Little Things is and opened the second store. They also had one pretty far up on 7th Ave and 14st street I believe that were more educational toys. Then they closed up that one and the one in Starbucks leaving them with the current location.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKid in P Slope

One on 7th avenue and 14th street? I don't remember that at all!

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkSlopePerson

The toy store on 7th Avenue between 14th and 15th has nothing to do with Little Things. It's called Toy Space.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMe(h)

They originally started with a wonderous eclectic store in 1/2 of the Starbucks place and when the pharmacy next door closed combined the 2 stores into one location. Then they opened 2 stores across the street and 1 store down 7th Ave - but I think it was on 7th Ave between 8th & 9th Streets. The 2nd store across the street had clothes, jewelry & knick knacks. They always had nice stuff!

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaryAnne

yep MaryAnne, I still have some earrings I bought at that original large Little Things (where Starbucks is now). I understand the owners of Little things just couldn't pass up the rent that Starbucks was offering them for the spot, so, they rented to Starbucks and moved the stores across the street, basically

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParkSlopePerson

The very original first little things was located on Berkeley place between 7th and 6th avenue where cafe regular? Is now.

August 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFonda sara

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