Manhattan Avenue

New Deli Coming to American Deli Market Location, Fox & Fawn Relocating, and more Greenpoint Business Changes

Work to open a new deli at 97 Franklin Street began this week.

A new deli will open at the storefront of a former Franklin Street deli, and a Manhattan Avenue second-hand shop will relocate a few doors down, among other local openings and closings.

American Deli Market (97 Franklin St.) closed in the fall of 2018 due to a rise in rent after approximately 20 years on the corner of Noble and Franklin Streets, and on Monday early work began to open a new deli work at the storefront. A man standing in front of 97 Franklin St. on Monday who identified himself as a co-owner said that renovations will take two months and that he’s also a co-owner of the bodgea at 887 Manhattan Ave. in the LA Pizza space.

The night in October 2018 that the iconic sign came down at American Deli Market.

Manhattan Avenue vintage shop Fox & Fawn (570 Manhattan Ave.) is currently having a major sale to clear out stock and will close on Tuesday ahead of their move to a new space down the avenue.

Fox and Fawn is closing their 670 Manhattan Ave. location on Tuesday and will reopen in February. (Image via Google Maps)

The new location of Fox & Fawn will relocate this week to 599 Manhattan Avenue to the storefront of a former pet supply store with a a target opening as the second week in February.

On the same block at 674 Manhattan Ave. Hair Bar & Make Up Lounge opened at the former location of Bar Uni. This marks the second location for the salon from owner Lisa Albanese who opened the original Hair Bar & Make Up Lounge in Bellmore, Long Island in 2012.

 

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On the northern end of Manhattan Avenue the takeout sushi spot Oishi Sushi (929 Manhattan Ave.) closed earlier this month and a “for rent” sign is currently on the front of the building.

Oishi Sushi closed in early January.

 

 

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The Garden Closes After 25 Years Citing Online Corporate Competition

The Garden closed on Friday after more than two decades in Greenpoint.

The local pioneering health food market and grocery store, The Garden (921 Manhattan Ave.) closed on Friday after 25 years on the corner of Kent Street and Manhattan Avenue citing the rise of online shopping and corporate chains. Continue reading

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Manhattan Avenue Plant Shop Soft Opening Relocates to Nassau Avenue

Soft Opening (570 Manhattan Ave) is moving today to Nassau Avenue.

On its second anniversary, the plant shop Soft Opening (570 Manhattan Ave.) will move to Nassau Avenue to focus on building an online store.

On Friday, Soft Opening’s owner Kristin McLaughlin posted a message on Instagram stating that she started the business in a smaller storefront on Nassau Avenue near McGolrick Park and that she is moving Soft Opening back to its original location on the businesses’ second anniversary. Continue reading

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Classic Greenpoint Diner Manhattan Three Decker Listed for Sale

Manhattan Three Decker has been listed for sale.

The classic neighborhood diner Manhattan Three Decker (695 Manhattan Ave.) has been listed for sale.

No closing date for the restaurant has been announced (Greenpointers is in the process of reaching out to the owners), but the writing is certainly on the wall for Three Decker fans to relive their memories while the diner still graces the corner of Manhattan and Norman Avenues in its current incarnation. Continue reading

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New Greek Gyro Shop Opening Soon, and More Changes to Greenpoint’s Dining Scene

BZ Grill, a Greek gyro shop from Astoria, is opening soon on Manhattan Avenue

In recent changes to the local dining landscape, Greenpoint will soon gain its only Greek gyro shop, and the neighborhood lost a ramen restaurant last month, amongst other closings.

While nearby restaurants like Dar (168 Driggs Ave.) serve hummus, grilled meat kabobs, and other dishes that are typically found in Greek restaurants, Greenpoint has been without a dedicated Greek restaurant since Mr. Souvlaki (208 Franklin St) closed two years ago.

The Greek food drought will end with BZ Grill’s opening at 544 Manhattan Ave., the former home of the farm-to-table restaurant Annicka. BZ Grill is under construction and the opening date has yet to be announced, but the awning has already been installed and construction workers have been spotted preparing the restaurant this week.  Continue reading

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Greenpoint Retail Round-Up: New Ice Cream Shop, Barley Rebrand and More

The Royal (1025 Manhattan Ave) rebranded from Barley.

The ever-changing Greenpoint retail and restaurant landscape has experienced a number of openings in recent weeks, here’s a round-up.

 

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Starting at the north end of Manhattan Ave., the restaurant formerly known as Barley (1025 Manhattan Ave), and recently before that Whiskey Burger, closed briefly in July and relaunched as the The Royal. For fans of the fomer incarnations of the restaurant, there are few changes to the new menu, and yes, the burger is still available.

Lockwood (98 Greenpoint Ave)

At 98 Greenpoint Avenue, the awning was installed on Thursday for the forthcoming expansion of the Queens-based lifestyle store Lockwood, which is scheduled for a Septermber opening, according to owner Mackenzi Farquer who spoke with Greenpointers about the expansion. Continue reading

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Bagel Point Celebrates Soft Opening on Thursday (7/4)

Bagel Point (699 Manhattan Ave.) will celebrate its soft opening on Thursday, July 4th, following months of renovations that combined three storefronts at the corner of Norman and Manhattan Avenues next to a G train subway entrance.

A sneak peek inside Bagel Point

The menu features hand-rolled bagels, a variety of traditional and vegan cream cheeses, housemade lox, hand-carved roast beef, and non-processed meat options.  The cafe will eventually be open 24 hours and offer online ordering and delivery, but for the soft opening there will be reduced hours (opening at 6 a.m.) and orders can only be placed in-store.

A sample of the menu at Bagel Point

The owners of Bagel Point, Sam Kaplan and Adam Alsorra, also operate Smith Street Bagels (202 Smith St.) in Brooklyn. The new space in Greenpoint has a spacious interior with plenty of window seats and tables in the center; there’s even outside seating on the newly installed benches on the Nassau Avenue side of the building. Continue reading

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Sama Street Brings Asian-Inspired Cocktails and Small Plates to Manhattan Avenue

Sama Street (988 Manhattan Ave.)

A new Asian-inspired cocktail bar featuring sharable street food dishes named Sama Street (988 Manhattan Ave.) opened last Monday and is the project of childhood friends and Brooklyn residents Avi Singh and Rishi Rajpal, who met at the age of four while growing up in New Delhi, India.

“We spent the majority of our childhood living in Asia and traveling around Asia, so we really wanted to bring that experience to this cocktail bar in Brooklyn,” Singh said.

“We both happened to be in New York, we wanted to get into this industry for a while and finally took a leap and decided to work together,” he said.

When looking for a restaurant space, Singh and Rajpal considered many Brooklyn neighborhoods.

“Initially we were looking all over Brooklyn; Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and a couple of places in East Williamsburg too, but the Greenpoint neighborhood just kept drawing us back,” Singh said. “The neighborhood is awesome, the people here are really nice; we’ve gone to meet with other business owners on Manhattan Avenue and everyone is very welcoming and very friendly, so this is a great place to be.”

the spicy beef salad: Nam Tom Neua, marinated beef, raw cacao, toasted rice, and herbs.

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Enid’s Selling Chairs, Plates and Other Odds and Ends Today (4/3)

Enid’s (560 Manhattan Ave.) held its final brunch ever last Sunday and is now officially closed (yes, we’re still sad), but today you have a chance to own a piece of the restaurant in a sale to clear out the building. Enid’s is letting go of the rest of their belongings, and you can drop by  from approx. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. today; Enid’s sent us a quick description of what to expect:

“We have folding metal chairs Folding wooden chairs A metal locker setup w 8 lockers, basically lots of odds and ends relating to kitchen life, pans, plastic containers, lots of bar glasses, some tables, the booths, It’s all first come first serve and it’ll be making a reasonable offer.”

 

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Manhattan Avenue Petland Discounts Closing (3/19)

Greenpoints’ Petland Discounts (846 Manhattan Ave.) is shutting down on Tuesday, March 19th, along with the closure of Petland retail stores across New York state, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

The announcement of the closures came just a few days after the passing of Petland founder, Neil Padron, Newsday reports.

The Brentwood, Long Island-based company has 78 stores in the tri-state region (18 in Brooklyn) with over 360 employees and was founded approximately 54 years ago in 1965.

The Manhattan Avenue store had many items remaining as of Friday afternoon and the store is offering discounts on select items. Continue reading

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