Changes on Franklin between Eastern Parkway and Carroll — Brooklynian

Changes on Franklin between Eastern Parkway and Carroll

This discussion was created from comments split from: Maiman's Pharmacy.


  • Looks like 2 or 3 store fronts accross the street are for lease now... In addition to the store front a few doors down. Lot's of turn over for a one block stretch.

  • Over the past several months, the police have been quite assertive about ending hanging out at the corner of Union and Franklin.

    If I were a commercial landlord, I'd be psych'd if these efforts by the NYPD coincidently aligned with my leases expiring; high paying potential tenants tend to prefer less hanging out.

  • The new deli is known as "Wise Deli", and is upscale in that it does not sell beer or lottery tickets, and has a make your own salad section. Fancy.



    Arabic seems to be spoken behind the counter. The turkey sandwich was good.

    Meanwhile, on the other side of the street, are the storefronts referenced by dmiami. A Crown Fried Chicken is among those to go.

  • ^ but on the plus side, Sal's (across the street) just got a new awning.

  • Yes, Sal's looks like they know that if they don't upgrade, they will no longer be able to compete:

    Here's a photo of their old awning:


  • This strip is changing fast, so I took a little time to find some good photos of the bodega across the street from the new Wise Deli and Grill.

    Here's some more, but you'll need to click thru, because they can't be embedded:

    806 Franklin Avenue

    808 Franklin Avenue

    810 Franklin Avenue

  • According to the posting for 1045 Franklin the corner store on Union (Life Deli) is soon to be vacant.

    So that is 4 retail locations within a one block stretch. It will be interesting to see what happens...

  • I can't remember an instance over the last 3 months when I have walked by 1045 Union (820 Franklin Avenue) without seeing a cop present.

    That doesn't mean that crimes were occurring, it just means that this area is, um, changing hands.

    Meanwhile, this restaurant space less than a block away is becoming an Italian place:

  • We are also seeing some residential buildings come to market, like this one at Franklin and Union:

    851 Franklin

  • I have now heard a rumor that this strip of stores available for rent is being considered by one entity:

    However, the deal hinges on the bodega on the corner of Union and Franklin being on board, and they are not yet.

  • I have not heard any more rumors on this deal.However, I did come across this photo today. It shows what the block looked like in 1910.
  • The corner lot on Union and Franklin (820 Franklin) has been available for a little while now... I would guess that it'll rent out fairly soon however they aren't saying what the asking price is. It definitely seems like the first two blocks south of EP are starting to see commercial turnover. was another thread about a new restaurant wanting this space, then rumored to be looking farther south on Franklin. I'm too lazy to look it all up but I bet Whynot will do it. ;)
  • Whynot is focused on nearby Trivoli Tower. the guise (?) of doing repairs, and strictly enforcing the lease rules the owner has made this large building almost half vacant.When they arrive, the new tenants will support new businesses. However, no one knows just how long this will take, or exactly what preferences and means they will possess.
  • A request for a liquor license for 1045 Union, which is the building that houses 820 Franklin (mentioned above), was submitted to CB9 for consideration. I'm guessing the party that wanted to setup a restaurant/bar here is moving forward. They are applying for side walk seating as well…. It looks like it’ll be called the Union Cafe.
  • Any idea how many storefronts they will occupy?The entity I had heard about was going to occupy them all, and compete with the restaurant that will open in the base of the new condo [341 EP, NE corner of EP and Franklin]
  • Doesn't seem clear at this point what this is going to be. Details will be presented to CB9 next week. What's going in at 341?
  • edited February 2014
    341 has not yet begun the liquor permitting process, but I have been told by someone who has seen the space that the space is pretty large and that is receiving high end finishes.....An "American style" sit down place, which looked like it sort of had an upscale TGI Fridays/Brew pub theme.
  • edited February 2014
    The above restaurant is no longer coming to 341, despite making a substantial $ investment in the space.

    Also above
    "Sept 2013:
    We are also seeing some residential buildings come to market, like this one at Franklin and Union:

    851 Franklin"

    Update: This building sold for $3.25M
  • "Whynot is focused on nearby Trivoli Tower. the guise (?) of doing repairs, and strictly enforcing the lease rules the owner has made this large building almost half vacant."

    The link for the Daily News isn't working. I did find this article about litigation against the current owner of Tivoli Towers.

  • I wouldn't draw any conclusions from that.

    ...the MTA has a schedule of when it will rehabilitate stairwells that is resistant to demographic changes.
  • You mean the renovation is just a coincidence? Too bad; it would have been an awesome selling point for prospective residents. :)
  • I know we like to think that people from the Midwest are gullible, but I do not think that they are SO gullible that they would believe the MTA cares about them.

    Plus, I would find such thoughts insulting if I were from the Midwest.
  • Some changes happening to the bodega at 810a (I believe it's "a") Franklin avenue. The one that is or maybe was next to Yoon's Produce Market
  • Let's hope they start selling beer. This strip is a beer desert
  • Let's hope they start selling beer. This strip is a beer desert
    Looks like they have plenty of wine and liquor though. Bob and Betty's north a block has a good beer selection, though it's not cheap.
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