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At this address?? A little birdie told this morning....
hmmm. 814 Nostrand Avenue.
Before it was a We Buy Gold place, it was a juice bar. https://www.getfave.com/10522808-r-s-west-indian-juice-bar
I thought for sure you were going to tell us more about the bar planned for the corner, Z Bar.
My landlord must own that building because I saw the Lula bagel guy wearing a JWasser hat. Completely off subject but he is a fantastic landlord.
3 guesses guys
I'm guessing bar
I'm guessing a franchise, that is not a bank. Like a Quiznos or a Papa Johns.
I would guess a gym, like Planet Fitness or Blink, but the space looks too small for that.
Since bar is already taken, I'm going to go with a restaurant. And since restaurant alone is too boring of a guess, I'll add that I would love it if this guy was the one opening it!
Hmm, if youre teasing it its probably more exciting and of interest than a chain place. A venue type we visit, or a well-known name people would love (or brought to you by a group that does it well).
I'm guessing some sort of cool bar, maybe by the team behind the Franklin Ave / Crown Inn who are good at starting businesses on up-and-coming streets before rents blow up.
Wait, it might be a small space and those guys tend to go for a bit bigger (unless this one is big inside, w/backyard).
I pray for a Viva Movil cell store.
back in 1994, 814 Nostrand was a discount store that was a scene of a gun sale that went awry:
NYT wrote: Almost three weeks ago, two people were killed and three others injured at Brothers 2, a variety discount store at 814 Nostrand Avenue, after a prearranged sale of guns to employees there went awry. Gunfire erupted after the store's owner refused to allow guns to be sold at his business. One of two gun brokers released a spray of bullets into the store.
In 1917, 814 Nostrand was a stationary store:
http://books.google.com/books?id=JWdYAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA12-PA11&lpg=RA12-PA11&dq="814+Nostrand"+new&source=bl&ots=_fATWXyIdW&sig=lONZAurdjHvtYvkeX21t-FDPm7k&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HQpPUsy1Ga2g4APbr4Fg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwATge#v=onepage&q="814 Nostrand" new&f=false
This level of excitement seems like it must be more than a bar or regular fast food franchise. I'm going with Brooklyn's first Jamba Juice.
I think a wine store or a housewares store could work in that location.
...it is right by Eastern Parkway.
Ooo! I love guessing games. I am going to gues...a cupcake shop!
Off topic, but ... speaking of cupcakes, you should try Lady Charles Desserts on Rogers and President: http://www.ladycharlesdesserts.com. I would definitely go back for their orange creamsicle cupcake. And now I see on their Facebook page that they have apple caramel and pumpkin spice for Fall.
Mmmm...thanks for the tip BklynGirl!
I saw Clayfilms this morning, and she told me I could reveal the secret:
I wish it was Chavela's II
hope its not chipotle
Washington Avenue is about to get a Yummy Taco.
I'd prefer a Chipolte to that.
...However, I think Clayfilms would have mentioned it if it was a chain.
With no ventilation and no gas this will be interesting.
Si! Nostrand Avenue needs Mexican food. And more variety too. I'm not talking 99 cent stores. Lets keep going with the interesting and useful. Time for a new review of all the stores to see what we have. I personally will whip up an breakdown of what we have and periodically update. since there is not much else to do on Nostrand. I can do it at the Nostrand ave pub.
We commend you for your dedication.
I've been sick all weekend and seem to be still ranting and feverish.
Do we know whether this is going to be a chain of some sort?
Are they going to attempt sit down?
Please see if you can find out if we are going to get tex-mex, cal-mex, mex-mex, or chinese-mex.
whynot_31 said:Washington Avenue is about to get a Yummy Taco.http://www.brooklynian.com/forums/topic/774-washington-ave-1I'd prefer a Chipolte to that....However, I think Clayfilms would have mentioned it if it was a chain.
I'd perfer anything but Chipolte. My budget doesn't need me meeting $10+ fast food burritos 2-3 times a week. I'd say a mex place would be great. OR I keep saying it but we could really using a good Buffalo wing place.
I highly doubt Chipotle would come to Nostrand just yet. But a really great taqueria would be SO welcome. Maybe a place like Guerro's on Franklin, or the Korean-Mexican place on Franklin!
I must admit there is still part of my brain that has a hard time not saying "Kung Pao Chicken, please" when I go to Yummy Taco.
...but I keep it in check.
The word is .... a mexican place owned by a lawyer named alex. Thats all the details rights now folks. no more questions. Obviously not a chain.
I heard a Mexican chicken place owned by Gustavo, but my source could be wrong.
Yes, I heard the same thing about Mexican food opened by lawyer partners. One of the original partners for Breukelen Coffee was a lawyer, so I'm hoping for the best!
I was bummed to find out that a wine store is not possible here. Apparently it would be impossible to get a wine or liquor store approved on most of Nostrand in this area without buying out one of the existing liquor stores. I guess we are stuck with bullet proof windows, high prices, and limited/poor selection (IMO) of liquor and wine for some time to come. ](*,)
Vaportrail-I would not bet on that. I suspect that Nostrand will soon get a botique wine store, just like Vanderbilt, then Washington, then Franklin did.
Why would we not be able to get a nice wine/liquor store? Zoning issues or something? Just curious.
I believe Vaportrail is referencing a mindset believed to be held by some long term members of Community Board 8. They have reportedly asserted that liquor stores bring crime, whereas bars and restaurants that close before 2 AM bring prosperity.
As a result, they have reportedly stated that they will not support new applications for liquor stores. Wine stores and liquor stores are licensed in the same manner, leading Vaportrail to believe he will have to endure the present quality and prices until said board members retire.
Vaportrail, is that an accurate paraphrase of your view?
Note: Whynot_31 has heard the above view expressed, but does not believe it is widely held. Whynot_31 believes that in the near future, an aspiring small wine store owner will find a way to open on Nostrand.
Don't forget there is Breukelen Cellars on the other end of Nostrand, past the A/C train. Might be out of the way if you are located closer to Eastern Parkway but it's a really great store, and affordable, and free of bullet proof glass.
As for the quality of the liquor stores, while I find them to be aesthetically unpleasing, the family that runs several of them is very nice. I've gone in several times looking for wines they did not carry and they offered to order them for me.
I've met the owner of the store on Nostrand and St. Johns who is the uncle of the proprietor of the store on Nostrand and President. Perhaps if you talked to them you could get more of what you like? They tend to stock what sells, so they are receptive to hearing from customers.
It would not surprise me if the existing stores take their bulletproof glass down, and stock higher quality booze.
Those that do so may be able to attract a more profitable, less belligerent clientele. They also may be able to close earlier each day.
That's not it whynot. I've been told by the owners of several local establishments who looked into opening wine stores on Nostrand that the SLA will not grant wholesale liquor licenses to this location because of the existance of current licenses. Both people I'm referring to hired lawyers to investigate and said the same thing. They said the only way for this to happen would be to buy out an existing license.
Homeowner, I like a wine store to surprise me with their expertise, educate me with tastings and make suggestions when I'm feeling indecisive. The guy on St John's & Lincoln is not capable of either. He has never shown any interest in stocking liquors that I have asked for. Also, I don't like squinting through dirty plexiglass to select anything, especially something that will be going into my body.
Ah, the "liquor store density issue". That explanation also makes sense.
So, if we are going to get any new liquor stores to the strip, do you think some group will take on a long established liquor store for not adapting to the new preferences?
It would be a Crown Heights version of this:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/nyregion/in-reborn-harlem-liquor-store-draws-complaints.html?scp=5&sq=Joseph+Berger+and+Harlem&st=nyt
People are particular about their wine and liquor.
I remain optimistic that he can open before the new burrito place coming to Franklin and Lincoln.