Battle of the Brooklyn Beans Ends with No Survivors
It was what we called The Battle of the Beans--a cafe called Brooklyn Bean on Atlantic Avenue and a new one coming to Fourth Avenue at Carroll Street that was also going to call itself Brooklyn Bean. We wondered how it was going to end. Now we know: There won't be two Brooklyn Beans. There will, instead, be ZERO Brooklyn Beans. This is because the Nouveau Brooklyn Bean blinked and changed its name to 3B (and, per Brownstoner, will be opening next week with an expensive coffee machine) and the original Brooklyn Bean & Tea Company closed its doors last month, with the owners sadly citing the difficulty of operating a small business and balancing it with family and personal matters. From two to none. Go figure.
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