Manhattan Avenue isn’t the only Greenpoint shopping corridor experiencing a rapid change in its businesses. The stretch of Franklin Street from N. 15 Street to Commercial Street has seen a shakeup in the past year with the closings and openings of longtime and new businesses. Here’s the latest:

Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. (7 N. 15th St.) and Northern Territory (12 Franklin St.) share the same block that is soon-to-be-razed to make way for a new office building. Northern Territory is closed for the winter and will reopen for the final year at its current location this spring. Meanwhile, Greenpoint Beer celebrated its final night on New Year’s Eve at its current location and the owners are busy preparing their new 1150 Manhattan Ave. location for a tentative spring opening.

Just across the street from Northern Territory, the House of Vans (25 Franklin St.) concert venue and skate park opened in 2010 and closed last August with a goodbye set from NYC legends Interpol. The space is now on the market for $77,000 per month.

(Courtesy of House of Vans)
Shayz Lounge

Shayz Lounge (130 Franklin St.) announced on Thursday that January 20th will be the neighborhood bar’s final night of operation after spending a decade in Greenpoint on Franklin Street.

The former American Deli Market
After American Deli Market vacated 97 Franklin St.

American Deli Market (97 Franklin St.) closed in November after 20 years at the Franklin Street location, while the owners are serving their popular lunch next door at their other business Franklin Pizza (109 Franklin St.), the owners are searching for a reasonable lease in the area to reopen the bodega. Across the street, as American Deli was closing, 122 Franklin Deli Corp (122 Franklin St.) was setting up shop and is now open.

122 Franklin Deli Corp
Peopleof2morrow’s temporary pop-up shop at 135 Franklin St.

Peopleof2morrow (135 Franklin St.) left its former brick and mortar location at 65 Franklin Street and is currently at 135 Franklin St. as a pop-up through mid-February.

Cafe Alula

Cafe Alula (252 Franklin St.) brought its fresh take on Lebanese food to the northernmost stretch of Franklin Street, opening last November. The cafe is open 7-5 p.m. everyday serving breakfast and lunch.

Nearby, Anella (222 Franklin St.), in a heartwarming turn of events reopened in November following a devastating fire last summer.



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  1. Re the Shayzlounge closing, it received 78 moments on instagram. When Greenpointers prints something on history, community events, education etc. it usually gets few if any comments, when it prints a story re a bar closing it or related social media gets a load of comments!

    I love it!

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