Opening Soon: A Recap

It’s hard to keep up with all the stuff about to open in the ‘hood, along with the stuff that’s newly opened. Here’s a recap:

Recently-ish Opened:

1001 Affairs
1001 Fulton St.
Teleflora vendor, potentially great selection of greeting cards, promising selection of fresh flowers, friendly staff

47 Willoughby Ave.
Coffee and pastries from Choice Market, cozy space, friendly staff

180 DeKalb Ave.
Balthazar pastries and tasty coffee

Il Torchio
458 Myrtle Ave.
JUST opened Monday! Italian tapas, large wine selection.

15 Putnam Ave.
Large bar/event space with gorgeous back yard. Soon to be home to a second event space downstairs. Good for large groups.

448 Grand Ave.
Mostly grooming services, but carries small selection of leashes, clothing and toys for dogs

Still Hip Brooklyn
283 Grand Ave.
Gorgeous renovation of old Karrot space, gently used kids’ clothing and toys, plus maternity; classes and activities for kids

Threading Place
262 Vanderbilt Ave.
History of grammatically incorrect signage, but are good for well-priced brow threading and also offer facials and other treatments. May have already closed?

Little Piggy (Market)
64 Lafayette Ave.
Soulful sides and desserts, to stay and to go
Coming VERY Soon:

921 Fulton
Beauty treatments, natural products. Opens FRIDAY and looks gorgeous.

Manee Thai
372 Myrtle Ave.

Third Thai restaurant on Myrtle in our area. Confusing sign. Owned by the guys who run Myrtle Thai.

527 Myrtle Ave.
Nuevo Latino cuisine and lounge, bar, live performances


Telos Apothecary
Natural treatments

New Place by Choice Market
Flowers, meats, cheeses

5 thoughts on “Opening Soon: A Recap

  1. Bianca

    You should add the wine bar at Waverly and Greene in the “upcoming” list, lots of action there in tha past couple of weeks, if I pass by when somebody is in I will give you an update!

  2. lemonhead

    I saw someone posted just a couple of days ago with a lousy review of Il Torchio (under an older post about the place). I was sorry to see that. Anyone else who has given it try like to share their thoughts?

  3. Malisa

    On the evening of Sept 26th, my friends and I went to Manee Thai for dinner, upon entering the restaurant we asked the server/host(who was the manager/owner) if they took credit cards. The answer was yes and we were seated and dinned. At the end of the dinner when the check came, it was to be paid part cash and part card. The server/host(who was the manager/owner) said he needed to see identification. The was no sign that said they took cards or you needed id to pay. It seemed very peculiar(in our experience restaurants never ask for Id)While we were dinning there was a group of six there also that finished before us paid by card an no ID was asked of them.(the restaurant is small we were seated next to each other you could hear everything) We then inquired the reason. We were first told that they need it for their machine. I inquired if it was a debit machine so that, I can use my pin code. He said, “no” and explained that his bank needed the Id for the receipt. We produced the id and paid. We asked to speak to a manager, one of the waiters screamed out from the back, “he is the manager, just pay your money”. When he came back with the receipts for signature, we inquired where on the receipt is the ID numbers where is it used,(he could not answer) We inquired if they were photo copying the Id or taking the numbers? He replied, “some people we have to check…how do we know that you use your card and not some one else card”. We then asked, “what is some people?” His reply, “you know some people”. At this point we then asked, “Do you mean people who look like us? Because in this neighborhood you lots of people who look like us”. He then answered, “yes, people like you.” We explained to him that he may need to review his policy, it was basically racial profiling and racist. For a new business it is not a way to start off.

  4. Meredith

    The groomer, Joel, takes great care of my cat. When I first got it, it was a rescue and very dirty. He made a great connection with a scared animal and cleaned her right up. We have been back since.
    He is also reliable in terms of keeping appointments on time and is always able to take an extra moment to answer your questions and teach you something you need to know about your pet.

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