Friday, March 16, 2007

Brooklyn Nibbles: Williamsburg & Greenpoint Edition

Triple Crown

From our GL Inbox, blog postings and our own wanderings, we note some retail and restaurant developments in Williamsburg and Greenpoint:

1) The Triple Crown "Coffee, Bar & Lounge" (above) has reimaged itself at 108 Bedford, in a building that has long had some cool wall murals.

2) Area Kids is now open in the Mini-Mall on Bedford Avenue, making it the fourth major children's store in the neighborhood and the umpteenth Area Kids in Brooklyn.

3) In the restaurant openings category, Silenth has finally opened in the old Oznot's Dish space and has gotten, as we noted yesterday, good reviews for its food and some decidedly negative reviews on service. Also, a new sushi restaurant is due to open by weekend at 106 N. 6th Street, a few doors down from SEA in a space that has been empty for a couple of years.

4) Up Greenpoint way, where Starbucks has put up a sign proclaiming that it's coming soon, a vegetarian restaurant will be opening on Calyer Street. The name is said to be the William Howard Taft Restaurant, which is very presidential in a beginning of the 20th Century kind of way. (Taft was a patient at John Harvey Kellogg's Sanitarium in Battle Creek, where vegetarianism was the order of the day.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Triple Crown is trying to sell the bar. unfortunately, they've spent the past 3 or 4 years being such a pain in the ass to their neighbors that said neighbors have already scotched one sale, and will probably oppose any others, which would give any responsible new owner pause.

Meanwhile, TC has been served multiple summones by the 94th for noise and underage violations.

I'm sure none of this has anything to do with their new coffee bar business model.

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you may have to subtract one children's store from the list. Sam & Seb on Bedford closed shop just a couple of weeks before Area Kids opened in the Mini Mall.

4:40 PM  

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