The 800 block of Manhattan Avenue will look a little different from here on out — Mr. Berry (892 Manhattan Ave.) and DNA Footwear (888 Manhattan Ave.) are both in the process of closing. 

Rumors of Mr. Berry’s closure have swirled over the past few months, but now it seems like that day has come. The store is empty. Greenpointers was unable to get in touch to find out more about the closure.

Mr. Berry was known for quality produce at relatively inexpensive prices. Greenpointers profiled Mr. Berry’s owners, Joon and Jun Yoon, in 2019. “The brothers own 11 stores (including two in Greenpoint), all of which are a gentlemanly variation on the original store’s name, Mr. Kiwi at 957 Broadway in Brooklyn,” we wrote. “They have even expanded into Queens, opening Mr. Avo this year in Long Island City.”

A small, Brooklyn-based chain, DNA Footwear is currently having a big 70% off sale. They also have locations in Cobble Hill and Park Slope.

Closures have been hitting our neighborhood hard as of late. No word on what led to Mr. Berry and DNA. While the stores are neighbors, they don’t share a landlord, though this wouldn’t preclude a coincidental rent raise. Until then, we’re glad that both chains have other locations. Both are proudly Brooklyn-based, with all of their stores within the borough.


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  1. I was born and raised in greenpoint, had to move out after 49 years for one simple reason rent rates. Same goes for the stores on Manhattan Ave. I know many of the store owners and there rents are astronomical. Never will keep a variety of stores around long enough for people to come to your area to shop with mega high tents

  2. I was shocked to see Mr Berry closed on Tues when I stopped by to pick up some veggies! I live in Manhattan but love the shops in Greenpoint so come often and Berry’s was usually last stop before going home. (G to the E train) Such a shame to lose them! As a woman said as she discovered it closed while I was standing there “Probably another pot shop?” And I had to agree! They’re the only ones that can afford ridiculous rents!

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