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To put it lightly, 2016 has been a bummer. Deaths, followed by more deaths (RIP, George Michael!), and even more deaths (RIP, Carrie Fisher!), political hells, closings…  we've been witness to a deluge of the tragic and unpleasant. Lower on that list of bummers are long-loved businesses that, this year, too, have seen their last days (Daddy's! How I shall miss you). Still, those closings sting in their own and very real way. The latest to join this...
Our condolences, vegetarian sports fans: as you’ll soon have to get your buffalo cauliflower fix elsewhere. After rising to the top of the Park Slope food chain with a trio of seemingly prosperous restaurants, the Three Kings Hospitality Group has steadily deconstructed their dynasty this past year—starting with Pork Slope in October, and as of Monday, Thistle Hill Tavern as well. Categorically the most sedate of the team’s numerous projects, the dark wood and stained...
In news that is really sad—but also makes perfect sense when we live in a borough where tiny bungalows are put on the market for well over a million dollars—Cobble Hill institution, The Community Bookstore, has announced that it will be closing this year.  The New York Times reported today that owner John Scioli is selling his legendary neighborhood spot—and the building which houses it, and Scioli himself—for $5.5 million to three brothers from Manhattan who own properties "including 2...
The Pavilion Theater, the seven-screen art deco movie theater at Prospect Park West and 14th Street, will be converted into condos, the Real Deal reported today. According to a permit application filed with the Department of Buildings, Hidrock Realty, the Midtown-based developer that purchased the theater for $16 million in 2006, is planning to construct a 24-unit, six-story building with ground-floor retail space at the site. There are conflicting reports as to whether the Pavilion...