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Everyday I see the "What New Business Do You Want to See on Washington Ave." That got me thinking about what new business I would want to see on Nostrand Ave, particularly between Atlantic Ave and Eastern Parkway, which is closer to where I live. Everyday I see newly empty storefronts, and I wonder what kinds of businesses will take their places. Maybe if we get a list of things people are interested in, we can give it to the Community Board Economic Development Committee to consider.
Here is what I currently love about Nostrand Ave:
- some excellent greengrocers like Triple S Market and Green Mango Tree, with plenty of great produce and fresh dairy
- two full-service supermarkets (Key Food and Met Food) with varied and quality selections
- Trinidad Golden Palace Bakery
- Syd's Serious Sandwiches
- Gloria's restaurant
- Chris's restaurant
- Our fresh fish markets
Here is what I would want to see on Nostrand Ave:
- A fancy market, like Bob and Betty's or Pine Tree on Franklin Ave
- A coffee shop, like Pulp and Bean, for quick coffee and breakfast things
- A bagel store, like Bergen Bagels
- New sit-down restaurants with a variety of difficult cuisines at good price points, like Mexican, Thai, Korean, Italian, French, a breakfast/diner, good Chinese, Southern, American, BBQ, Ethiopian, brick oven pizza, whatever! It would be nice to not have to go out of the neighborhood every time I want to eat out
- New bars and evening gathering spaces. I am thinking of something like the Chocolate Room in Park slope, where you can get a dessert and a nice coffee in the evening if you want to meet some friends but don't want to drink alcohol
- well-stocked CVS, Walgreens or Duane Reade drug store
- A fancy mani/pedi place or spa where you can treat yourself nicely but not break the bank, the kind of place where you might want to get your mom or sister a gift certificate for their birthday and make them feel special
What do you all think?