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Wednesday
Feb262014

Trois Pommes Patisserie Closing March 23

I first noticed a couple weeks ago that Trois Pommes Patisserie, the 7 year-old bakery on Fifth Avenue between Garfield and Carroll, had been put up for rent for $8,500/month. As expected, the bakery will be closing soon, and its last day will be March 23rd, owner Emily Isaac posted to Facebook. Here's the note:

"Dear Facebook Friends:
I am sad to report that we will be closing this location on 3/23. We will keep you posted on information about our new location. Thank you for a great almost seven years. Please join us at 5pm on the 23rd for a farewell party and bake sale. $10 will get you booze, food and all the baked goods you can grab."

While it hasn't been officially confirmed, rumor has it that the bakery will be moving to a new home in Sunset Park. For many, no stroll down 5th Avenue was complete without a stop into Trois Pommes, and it'll be missed. Make sure to stop in to pay your respects before it's gone for good.

Thursday
Jan022014

Fifth Avenue's Eidolon to Close This Month

Eidolon, the boutique that's occupied 233 Fifth Avenue (between President and Carroll) since 1999, will be closing down this month, a sign on the shop's door notes. An increase in rent combined with decreased sales from so much competition are the main reasons for the closure, owner Amara Felice told Park Slope Stoop.

One of the first boutiques to open on an avenue that's now essentially lined with them, Eidolon specialized in handmade clothing and accessories, and was originally a co-op, owned by Felice and three other partners who all contributed merchandise. But the last remaining partner left in 2012, leaving Felice in charge.

She added that the next boutique to take over the space will still sell some of her designs, and should be opening by mid-February.

Monday
Nov182013

Dragonfly Boutique to Close December 1

Dragonfly Boutique, the shop specializing in mostly women's tops and Mexican-influenced jewerly and accessories on Fifth Avenue between Lincoln and St. Johns, will be closing by the end of the month, according to owner Umberto. "It just wasn't working out," he added.

The shop opened to little fanfare in April, and never really gained a foothold among the many other boutuques on this stretch of Fifth. Umberto sold a nice selection of women's clothes, but his selection of other items, including scarves and handcrafted Mexican-inspired jewelry and art, are surprisingly some of the finest you'll find in the neighborhood.

There's a sale going on right now, and just about everything except for the most expensive artwork is deeply discounted. Umberto is hoping to reopen in Cobble Hill, but will need to basically start from scratch. Why not do some early Christmas shopping at Dragonfly before it closes and help him out?

Tuesday
Nov052013

Two Boots to Close on Sunday

 

Some big news came down the wire yesterday, via an email sent to FIPS: Two Boots, which has been on Second Street just east of Seventh Avenue since 1989, will be closing its doors on Sunday, with plans to re-open as a completely new restaurant from the same owners in a few months.

Two Boots has actually been one of the neighborhood's most venerable establishments, staying popular for 24 years in a time when a restaurant that hangs around for three can consider itself lucky. Its unique combination of Cajun food and pizza was a hit when the first one opened on Avenue A in 1987, and today there are 15 locations, everywhere from Grand Central to Downtown LA. Nine are still in New York, but this was the only non-Manhattan location.To the best of my knowledge, this is the first location of the mini-chain to close; the most recent one opened in Nashville in June.

Two Boots, and this location in particular, has also been dedicated to the community, most evidently last year at this time, after Hurricane Sandy hit, when they delivered 3,000 meals a week, for months, to families in hard-hit parts of the city.

John Touhey, who co-founded the first location with Phil Hartman and Doris Kornish and still co-owned this location, has decided to retire and his partners here, Piper & Andy Wandzilak, will be shutting it down to make "big changes," according to a note posted to Andy's Facebook page. "They plan on having the same warm welcome and relaxed party atmosphere, with much of our same happy staff and management," were the only details provided on what to expect.

Not only did Two Boots serve serviceable pizza and decent Cajun food, it was a fun place to take the kids and also have some sugary cocktails once they went to bed. Stay tuned for details on what's to come.

Here's Wandzilak's full note:

After 24 years, Two Boots Brooklyn is coming to a close; our last day will be November 10.

It's been our very great pleasure to have been a part of your lives, and to have had you in ours.

Piper & Andy Wandzilak, the current operators, will be continuing on in this space as their partner, John Touhey, Two Boots co-founder, retires.

Piper & Andy will be renovating and making big changes over the next two months and are hoping to re-open sometime mid-winter.

They plan on having the same warm welcome and relaxed party atmosphere, with much of our same happy staff and management.

We all thank you for your loyalty and support all these years.

For us, this place has been like a second family and a home away from home, and we know it's been the same for many of you.

We're heartbroken to be saying goodbye, but we hope to see you again for our re-birth!

Most sincerely and gratefully,

Piper & Andy & John

 

Friday
Sep202013

Mega Glass to Close, Chocolate Room to Move In

Four months after being put on the market, one of the oldest businesses in the neighborhood and one of the only remaining craftsmen's workshops east of Fourth Avenue, Mega Glass and Sashes, on Fifth between St. Marks and Bergen, will officially be closing its doors soon, and The Chocolate Room, the popular cafe a block away devoted entirely to chocolate, will be moving in.

Park Slope Patch is reporting that The Chocolate Room's rent skyrocketed, and owners Naomi Josepher and Jon Payson reached a deal with Mega Glass' landlord where the asking price was lowered to an affordable point. According to the report, "they intend to keep and restore many parts of the shop," but Mega Glass is such a no-frills operation, with nothing but tools, an ancient work table, and even older shelves and cubbyholes, that it's basically impossible to figure out what aspects of it can be incorporated into a chocolate cafe. And while the report mentions that the business is "over 50 years" old, it's in fact 101 years old, run by the Swir family from 1912 to 1972, when it was taken over by the current owners, the Garrastegui family.

The new owners will be moving out of their current space when the lease expires on January 31 and into this much larger one shortly thereafter, and will also be opening up the backyard.