On Saturday, I happened past the mysterious new store on DeKalb, once home to Urban Spring and Picnic, two failed eateries. I had heard rumors that it was a shoe store, but that clearly wasn't the case once inside. The store, called Feliz Brooklyn, celebrated its opening that day and offers a small selection of shoes for kids and adults, jewelry, aprons, Tocca candles and lotion, greeting cards, home decor, antiques and more. Owner Lilly Genevieve said that the store will carry some items year-round, while other items will be sole seasonally (sandals, umbrellas, etc). Her husband, from Argentina, built all of the display shelving.
The store was bustling with people, and most passers-by stopped in to take a peak. Maybe people were curious as to what was next for the space. Or maybe retail, and not food, is the right fit for this particular storefront.
Feliz Brooklyn 185 DeKalb Ave felizbrooklyn.blogspot.com