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Business open & closed
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It’s been a busy few weeks for businesses in the neighborhood, with several new openings, closures, changes in ownership, and spaces moving to new locations. Here’s a look back on what’s happened in over the past month: NOW OPEN: Buttermilk Bakeshop 260 5th Avenue, between Garfield and Carroll Chef Katie Rosenhouse has introduced her second area bakery (the first opened…

Business don chingon, 216 flatbush ave
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In Park Slope, 2015 is quickly becoming the year of the Mexican restaurant, with several new spots opening or coming soon — including Don Chingon, which opened Wednesday on Flatbush Avenue, where Fish & Sip closed this past fall. The space, located at 216 Flatbush Avenue near Bergen, has gotten a bit of a makeover, including…

Business Rendering by New Amsterdam Design Associates, via Corcoran
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While much of the commercial landscape of 7th Avenue will be changing over the next year, possibly none moreso than the stretch between 1st and 2nd Streets — and one new opening will be a big part of that. As work continues on 187 7th Avenue, the long-vacant building that is now being developed into multi-million-dollar condos,…

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North Slope Veterinary is a full service animal hospital offering medical, surgical and dental care, house calls, pet grooming, and international travel certificates. Dr. Christopher Gaylord is the veterinarian and practice owner. He recently purchased the former 6th Avenue Animal Clinic and opened the new North Slope Veterinary in the same location on the corner of…

Business Photo by urbanwellnessparkslope
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A new health and wellness shop is bringing supplements, specialty foods, and more to 7th Avenue. Urban Wellness recently opened at 72 7th Avenue, between Lincoln and Berkeley, in the space most recently occupied by The Walk-In Cookbook. A “personalized vitamin company” based in Washington state, according to their Facebook page, their goal is to “help anyone…

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The former executive director of a local business improvement district has been indicted for allegedly taking more than $85,000 from the BID’s budget to use on mani-pedis, Beyonce tickets, Weight Watchers, and more. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office announced Monday that 63-year-old Sharon Davidson, who resigned from her position at the North Flatbush BID abruptly after five…

Business prospect gardens pharmacy, 89 7th avenue
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A local pharmacy that’s been on the corner of 7th Avenue and Union Street since the 1940s will close its doors for the final time next week. Prospect Gardens Pharmacy, located at 89 7th Avenue, announced plans to close following the sale of its building back in December, and now having finalized all the preparations, they plan…

Art & Music Hannah Rawe, Lost & Find
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It’s been one of the coldest winters Brooklyn has seen, but on most Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons since mid-December, you could still find Hannah Rawe, bundled up in coveralls and hunched over a space heater, more or less right out on the sidewalk of Flatbush Avenue. Some days, the weather kept her home. But…

Business Verizon, 153 7th Avenue
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One of the vacant storefronts along 7th Avenue has been filled, as a Verizon outpost has opened in a former video game shop. The Diamond Wireless store, which is a Verizon retailer that launched in Salt Lake City in 2000 and now has hundreds of locations all across the country, is now open at 153 7th Avenue. The chain…

Business Photo by Tracey Toole
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A change is in store for the restaurant at the corner of 5th Avenue and Bergen Street, but how much of one remains to be seen. The windows of Marine’s, the Latin-American coffee shop at 50 5th Avenue, were recently papered over, and new signage for Punta Cana Restaurant Bar has gone up. It must…

Business Image via Google Maps
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The 5th Avenue location of the Indian restaurant mini-chain Baluchi’s has closed, and it looks like, as is an increasingly common story in our area, higher rent was to blame. Blauchi’s, which has four other locations around the city, has closed its space at 310 5th Avenue, between 2nd and 3rd Streets, and we’ve heard…

Business Photo via CPEX
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Another retail storefront is up for grabs on Flatbush Avenue, and we’re curious to hear what you think might work in this space. CPEX has a listing for 280-2828 Flatbush Avenue, on the corner of Prospect Place, which is currently home to First Impression salon and Joseph T King Real Estate. The space is described as…

Business Latoue Nail Spa II coming soon
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One block of 7th Avenue is about to get a nail salon face-off, as two will soon be opening directly across the street from each other. As we’ve previously noted, the stretch of 7th Avenue between Berkeley and Union is about to see two vacant storefronts filled, which is great considering how many vacancies we’ve…

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