Back in September, a rep from Luke's Lobster, the popular mini-chain specializing in lobster, crab, and shrimp rolls, confirmed to me that they were planning on opening in Park Slope. All signs pointed to them coming to the long-abandoned double-storefront at 235-7 5th Avenue, between Carroll and President, and yesterday the company's VP Ben Conniff confirmed to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that that's indeed the case.
The 600-square-foot space will also include a spacious back yard, and because a lot of construction is required it likely won't be open until spring.
“When we open a restaurant, we like to put down roots there and become invested in the community for the long term," Conniff told the Eagle. "We feel that Park Slope has the biggest community of residents and businesses with that commitment to their home and their neighbors, and that's the vibe we want in our shack – regulars and friendly faces, and lot of frequent diner cards on the wall.”
The two storefronts were the longtime home of Joe's Shoe Repair and the His & Hers Social and Athletic Club, and had been scaffolded for the better part of the past 7 years before facade reconstruction began a couple weeks ago.