Stork, a store for babies will soon open on Franklin Ave.
  • Depending on one's perspective, the neighborhood is either becoming habitable or inhabitable.

    Nairobi's Knapsack couldn't survive selling educational toys, but several years have passed.

    Do you think the hood has enough breeders with $ to support this? ...the proprieter is betting it does.

  • The location is right next to Rosebud Vintage, and will take some time to renovate to get to the level where it is attractive and welcoming.

    In addition to catering to families with young children, I hope the owner is able to attract people buying gifts for their friends who have babies.

    I see lots of people on Franklin who likely meet the store's target demographics.

  • Grand opening is planned for March 3rd

    I'll no longer have a need to go to Boing Boing on Union in the Slope to buy presents for my friends' kids.

  • This just in:

    Grand Opening of STORK (located at 726 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11228) a children's boutique on March 3, 2012 from 10am-6pm.

    "Pay a visit" to STORK and get a chance to meet the new neighbors, receive prizes, enjoy music, light refreshments and scrumptious cupcakes!

    We would love your support by providing any editorial/blog coverage, and spreading the word throughout your network and community.

    *Please note: STORK media reception and official ribbon cutting ceremony takes place on Thursday, March 22 at 12pm.

  • I wonder if they will be serving Babycchinos:

    Coffee … for kids! ‘Babyccinos’ are espresso shots for tots


    The Brooklyn Paper

    Brooklyn’s obsessive coffee culture is rubbing off on the borough’s youngest cafe-goers, with tots ditching their bottles and juice boxes in favor of “babyccinos” — mini decaf cappuccinos or frothy cups of steamed milk and foam.

    Moms and dads in neighborhoods like Park Slope, Fort Greene and Prospect Heights are ordering the small, foamy, surprisingly grown-up beverages for their pint-sized offspring.

  • It's weird to think that those parents are giving their kids caffeine (which keeps them awake and noisy), while other parents are giving their kids small glasses of beer or small doses of benadryl (which makes them sleep and therefore quiet).

    ...lots of young, salaried folks in the 'hood are having their first kid. I wonder which approach they will take.

  • I work in the East Village now and the number of kids coming in to school in the morning with a vegan scone and a latte. It's insane.

  • Freaking ridiculous. I miss my beloved East Village of yore, in which kids coming in to school had mohawks and heroin jitters.

  • Ntfool-

    This link may help you walk down memory lane.

    heroin, beer, benadryl, babycchinos.... where will this all end?

  • Well in fairness I also have a lot of lack fingernails, torn skinny jeans, skateboards, Mohawks, and colorful hair as well. It's a diverse crowd.

  • You are doing them a great injustice if you do not teach them the history/idiocy of the phrase Die Yuppie Scum .

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste, and its never too young to start.

  • This store owner knows how to do media.

    She is making sure lots of people know about what is, essentially, a small storefront. Aspiring and current local businesses should learn from her.

  • Update:

    A. Stork had its grand opening today.

    B. Lots of cute stuff for the little ones inside.

    C. Thankfully, owner has NO plans to offer babychinos.

  • This store is great!!!! I support it heavily I make sure that if a baby shower comes up I hit stork . She has great customer service and knows how to deal with all ethnicities . ThAt one of the best stores on franklin

  • Stork is now 1 Yr old.

  • Stork is now almost 2 years old, and is doing very well.It seems to have generated a loyal following among the neighborhood's new mothers, as well as those who need a quick gift for a baby shower.I viewed her Instagram feed today, and couldn't help but think that she is carrying clothing for larger children as her audience grows older.These kids will arrive in local elementary schools in about two years.
  • Wow that's great for her and i hope she has continued success. I was questioning whether this would survive its first year. While the area has an increasing population of newcomers with little kids (like me), the Stork felt a bit pricey and park-slopey. I thought, and still think, a nice used kids clothing store would be a better match, like some of the places in Park Slope. Great lightly used affordable clothes. Maybe she'll expand.
  • During the holiday season, she operated a pop-up store in Harlem in addition to this one.In my view, it's more about the "baby shower market" than mothers actually shopping for their own children.
  • The owner is presently running a contest to determine who will represent Stork at an upcoming fashion show.    While that is a clever campaign, it also presents a pretty interesting visual into her customer base:

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