8,000 firemen showed up today to help one woman out of The Muhlenberg. The building did not appear to be on fire or smoking. However, 25 firetrucks were sure to take up all of the right lane between 4th Ave and Nevins st on Atlantic Ave. None of the firemen seems to mind the flames on the side of Hank’s.
I had previously asked what’s up at 282 Atlantic Ave (none of you were any help!). Strolling by today, finally saw some new signage. Looks like “two 8 two” will be opening in March and they’ll have “burgers • fries • beers”.
Italian joint coming this Spring @ Dean and Bond – rucolabrooklyn.com
You can now track the B63 bus via GPS! Awesome news – now if only it could pick up the pace!
MTA Press Release
Anyone know the story with 282 Atlantic Ave? The notice below says there was a public meeting April 7 – i.e. a while ago. According to the NY Department of State site, Lions 95 may own a Jamaican restaurant in the Bronx.
The former Ace Liquors storefront finally reopened on Friday as a deli – saving us east-enders a run up to Bond Street for potato chips, toilet paper, or cigarettes. They don’t sell beer and the message wasn’t clear if they plan to. Nevertheless, I look forward to becoming a frequent visitor. Rumor has it their shawarma is good.
I just noticed some new banner on the YWCA building and now it’s confirmed that they’ve secured a renter for the location – Roulette Intermedium Inc.
Interestingly, the article points out other possible tenants that scoped the place: “Duane Reade, McDonald’s and a BBQ restaurant; along with gourmet stores, medical groups and even a Buddhist organization”.
“Gourmet stores” would have been nice; There’s nowhere to fucking shop around here!
[via Brooklyn Eagle].
We noticed during lunch today that the Thai restaurant at 497 Atlantic Ave is gone! It’s being replaced by Pardes. The chef, Moishe E. Wendel, called it a Bistro and a “place to get a burger and beer”. I hear it might be Kosher as well. I’ll have to brush up on my kosher beers.
Here’s their Facebook page.
In a strange twist, considering the copious amounts of newly installed “Pharmacy” signs, it looks Ace Liquors is going to be a deli. I only see three refrigerators in the back, which makes me fear the worst: No beer!
Photo by Howard Walfish
To make the ending of summer even less sweet, Blue Marble is closing, leaving another hole in the Atlantic Ave storefronts. Us residents are now left wondering if the void will ever be filled and when it is filled, will it just be a god-damned dentist office or car insurance place? We need food!
p.s. How the hell did they grab a storefront for $1750 a month?