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Attention past, present, and future business owners in Brooklyn: your most expensive place to open up shop, per the Real Estate Board of New York's annual retail report, is no longer where you may think it would be (Bedford avenue, which previously held the crown). Nope—now that most expensive spot, on a per-square-foot basis, is the Fulton Mall area in Downtown Brooklyn, largely aided by the brand new City Point development, featuring brand new...
As far as Brooklyn rents go, everyone has a pretty good sense of what constitutes a (relative) deal in a given hood. Cost of living conversations might be depressing, but depressing conversations have never scared New Yorkers, and all that comparing you've done with all your friends about how much money they hemorrhage every month has made you a pretty informed renter. If, however, you’re thinking about opening a business on a popular street in Brooklyn, you might...
Lest you thought 2015 would bring an end to the flurry of business closings that shadowed the already dark year of 2014, Franklin Avenue's beloved Rosebud Vintage will be shuttering its doors on January 31st. The store announced that it would be closing via Facebook back in December, but, you know, what with all of the other closings happening and the general end-of-year-then-beginning-of-year madness, we forgot about it till today, when we realized there's...
Butter & Scotch, the delicious brainchild of Kumquat Cupcakery's Keavy Blueher and First Prize Pies' Allison Kave, has long been a stalwart of Smorgasburg, dishing up treats like S'mores Pie and Chocolate Salted Caramel. (Just typing that made me a little hungry.) But until now, the partners haven't had a brick-and-mortar location for Brooklynites to scarf their sumptious creations. Enter, at last, the Butter & Scotch bar meets bakery on Franklin Avenue, which opens...

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