I thought that this guy's whole shtick was to create economic development based on the needs and interests of the Crown Heights community. There is already a seemingly popular and successful yoga studio (Brooklyn Yoga Collective) on Franklin at Lincoln, as well as Shambhala on St. Marks and Grand. Seems like this guy is increasingly interested in creating his own western Crown Heights empire rather than putting community interests first.
He also pays his "employees" at the bookstore $0/hour. How he is able to find people to work for free is beyond me. Oh yeah, they're not interested in buying your used books or even offering an exchange rate a la other bookstores in the area...