Yes, I think it is going in where Bah-Tolo-Union and Fatima Hair braiding is.
Do we know if it is a coffee shop that is being planned for, or perhaps... an actual restaurant? (I got my hopes up high only because I used to love Sunshine Co).
Isn't the cell phone place still open?
Today, the cell phone place operator stated to me that his store is not in the process of closing or becoming part of the coffee shop.
I recall seeing the second half of Sal's advertised for rent (probably over a year ago) so my guess is it's something new.
Yeah, they mentioned that when I was in there the other day. I'm just glad they aren't closing, as they are one of the only nearby Bodegas that sells beer (at a reasonable price).
LOL at "retro" bodega. What does this mean? It sounds beautiful and pricey! As long as I can get Jolt cola and AbbaZabba or Dots or wax cola bottles and a snap-gun, I'm happy.
New buyers often want such spaces empty (because they may have a prospective commercial tenant that is among their investors). So, temporary/current landlords just leave those storefronts vacant.
Someone is applying for a liquor license for one of the store fronts on this building. Not sure if it's the corner space, but would seem a likely candidate.
"Corey Noble, Union Franklin One, Inc., 829-835 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225 – new application for a Liquor, Wine and Beer License.
http://www.bizapedia.com/ny/UNION-FRANKLIN-ONE-INC.html Company was founded in March.
The address is weird, as 835 Franklin is the mini-mall/cell phone place. The Owl & Thistle is immediately to the left, which would be the lower address (829). But unless this business would include that space this address can't possibly be right, can it (maybe the Owl and Thistle isn't doing so well?)? Perhaps it's the two corner spaces there? Either way, it looks like something is on the horizon.
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The owners seek to be open from 3 PM - 4 AM on Sun - Thur, and 1 PM - 4 AM on Fri and Sat.They would use the building courtyard. So, we are talking about the storefront in the middle of the row. They would have a capacity of 61 people.It appears the board will vote on whether to support this application at the end of the mtg after all of the other other applications are vetted, and all other business is discussed.Perhaps as a package? Perhaps individually?
I find it difficult to attribute the area's local crime scene (which consists of pretty open drug dealing and somewhat frequent shootings) to the former businesses on this corner. They seemed to cater to women seeking braids, and people seeking low price bags, socks and hats.
This will be great for this stretch of Franklin. Agree with Brooklyneya more eyes and ears here will benefit everyone.
There are a couple of guys who hang out on the northwest corner of Frankin and Union in the morning. They stand towards Union, kind of peaking out. Anyone else notice them? I assume they are drug dealers. I see them frequently in that same spot.