Bodega at 725 Nostrand (and Sterling) bites the dust. - Brooklynian

Bodega at 725 Nostrand (and Sterling) bites the dust.

Signage indicates that before it was a bodega it was a Floeshiem Shoe store, which likely closed in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

725 Nostrand

  
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Shot of it being deconstructed:
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Comments

  • It will become, according to one of the workmen, an "organic deli." We'll see what that means.
  • That could mean it will remain under the same management.

    ...if so, I am glad they have the skills and capital to adapt.
  • Returning as an upscale deli. Competition all around it.

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  • Where I lived in the south slope, there would be a great deli on almost every other corner.  I have to say, the only good deli I go to right now is on Nostrand/St. Johns. I think it's all about convenience, so if this one is good, I won't walk the extra 2 blocks to go to the other one.  
  • So this upscale deli will be right across the street from the upscale deli under construction in the former Song's location? I hope they both manage to survive...
  • I believe Song's will be more produce oriented, and this one more coffee oriented.
  • there are organic delis like Brooklyn Born on bedford and prospect place, which are great places to get good stuff.  And then there "organic delis" which are more like potato chip boutiques, like the one on Nostrand between St. marks and Bergan.  The corner bodega guy moved into a bigger place and put some "classy" shelving to hold all the potato chips.  We'll see.
  • I am looking forward to when both new bodegas open. I need a corner store on my block!
  • For me, it's about close access to a 6-pack of beer... and chips... late at night.  IPA on demand.  
  • Others seek fancy cat food.
  • Will there be 6-pack access though? My SO complains all the time that it is virtually impossible to find a ham and swiss on a roll and a 6-pack in the neighborhood due to the fact that many of the Yemeni proprietors are observant Muslims. 
  • Bedford and Sterling bodega has six packs. Occasionally they're priced amazingly as well.
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