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Just a couple of weeks after Grand St. hosted its own Restaurant Week, Bedford + Bowery brings up an interesting issue, the apparent proliferation of empty, unused storefronts on one of Williamsburg's biggest main drags. Can't say we generally see too many trend pieces about under-used North Brooklyn real estate in 2014. Mostly, this seems to be concentrated on the stretch of Grand east of the BQE, and the article notes "at least 16 shuttered...
Turns out, that pronouncement a couple weeks back that Bushwick would be getting its own branch of Nolita's well-regarded "Taco Bus" Tortilleria Grattan may have been a little premature. Bedford + Bowery has an update on owner Dario Wolos' ongoing back-and-forth with a skeptical Community Board 1, apparently part of a larger push to protect the integrity of Brooklyn's industrial neighborhoods in earnest ("Is there a community need for a restaurant there? Is it...
Much as we're reluctant to slap a label on a thing that's happened a few times and called it a trend, those new Dunkin' Donuts locations in Williamsburg? That Coney Island Applebee's? All part of a trend. Via Brokelyn, there's a new report called State of Chains indicating that not only did 41 new chains open up across the borough last year, but this number constituted the highest percentage increase city wide. Brooklyn is still...