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Pet Grooming Salon Coming to 410 Seventh Ave

4 Paws, a professional grooming salon for cats and dogs, will be opening February 1st on Seventh between 13th and 14th. In this area there's a surprising lack of grooming spots as well as dog daycare centers since the forced closure of Dog's Den, so all signs point to this venture being a success. 


Area Kids Moving into Super Savers Space

Area Kids, the kid-centric mini-chain that has staked a major claim in Brooklyn (the closest one being on Fifth between Dean and Bergen), will be moving out of their current space at 103 Seventh Avenue (between Union and President) and heading two doors down, into the long-vacant space that was most recently home to discount pharmacy Super Savers.

The reason for the move? The new location is much larger than their current space. As there's a bunch of renovating to do, the new store probably won't be open for at least a couple months, and as of right now there's no new tenant lined up for their soon-to-be former space.


Sponsored Post: Watch the Jets Game at Da Nonna Rosa Sunday

Still looking for a bar to watch the Jets/ Steelers Playoff game on Sunday at without breaking the bank? Head on over to brand-new Da Nonna Rosa, at 140 Seventh Avenue between Garfield and Carroll. They're opening up their second floor tap room, seen below, and will offer two dollar bottles of Bud and Bud Light. See you there!


Friday Foodporn: Willies Dawgs, Closing Sunday

When I found out that four year old Willie's Dawgs, the small hot dog place on Fifth Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets, had closed down, it was a disappointment to know that I wouldn't have a chance to try some of the crazier items on their menu. When I found out that they were in fact staying open until this Sunday, though, a Friday Foodporn redux was in order. 

Owner Tom Anderson was more than happy to point me towards the Pickles Jalan dog, which is topped with peanut sauce, Indonesian pickled vegetables, and jalapenos, and served on a homemade challah roll (all the bread is made in-house, in varieties including rye and multi-grain).

If Willie's is renowned for one item, however, it has to be the Phoney Baloney Dog, which is essentially a carrot, boiled, marinated in hot dog spices, and finished on the flat top. I'd heard good things about it, and it was surprisingly delicious, even topped with just a little mustard.

As for Tom? "I'm not soured on the business," he told me. "I might open up someplace else in a while. I've lived in Park Slope for 30 years so I'm not going anywhere. It was just too expensive to stay in this spot." And if he had to do it all over again? "I wouldn't bake my own bread. It was way too labor intensive."

Thanks for everything, Willie's Dawgs. Hope to see you again soon. 


Closed for Business: Hog Mountain, 192 Fifth Avenue

As reported a couple weeks ago, Hog Mountain, the southern-inspired general store for men on Fifth between Union and Sackett, closed for good yesterday. 

Owner Jess Draper, an Alabama native and former actor, found that competition from the internet was just too much: some people would actually go there to try on clothes and then buy the product for cheaper online. It certainly had a unique, rugged "mountain man" vibe, though.