State and Court Revealed: Boar’s Head for Brooklyn

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When the “Leased” sign went up in the window of 117 Court Street last fall, there was great speculation on this site and others about the identity of the tenant. We reported that Massey Knakal broker Tim King dropped a hint at the November session of the Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable that the tenant was “a company that’s been in the food production biz for the last hundred years.” Some of the names readers threw into the ring included Balducci’s, Sahadi’s, Russ & Daughters, none of which, it turns out is right. To find the correct answer, you have to go to a follow-up thread on Chowhound in which one reader speculates that it could be Boar’s Head. Evidently, the cold-cuts giant already has a kiosk at the JetBlue Terminal at JFK and has had plans in the works to establish a beach head in Brooklyn. According to a well-placed source, this is indeed the location. Chicken roll, anyone?
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  • The sound of 10,000 Brooklyn foodies sighing in unison.

  • So, what does MikeinCH win?

  • if boar’s head tried to leak this a while back to generate buzz — big mistake. letdown.

  • its like rumors of a microbrew pub opening. Then Budweiser opens a bar.

  • But there is sitll nothing ogoing on in the space (except its continued use for what looks like furniture repairs (?). Alos, while ther is “stuff’ in many of the condos, none of them lokk like they are being aoccipied by anyone spending $8200-8500/mo rent (which is what they are listed for)– looks like it could be some of Danny’s family in there. Does anyone know if any of them are actually rented at asking price?

  • $8,200-$8.500 a month? THERE? HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa HaHaHa
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  • In other words, ALL of the local, family owned deli’s have carried the Boar’s Head meats for all these years, making money for the company. AND then the Boar’s Head company turns around, and opens their own store, screwing over all the store owners by taking away their business. Nice.

  • Such a weird call. Paying the highest retail rents in the borough to sell sliced turkey? WTF?

  • “AND then the Boar’s Head company turns around, and opens their own store, screwing over all the store owners by taking away their business. Nice.”

    Take it easy, John L. Lewis. I think there’s enough sliced meat business in NYC to go around.

  • I hope they open a hostess and an entenmans next door so I can get bread for my sandwich and a cupcake

  • Oh, when will BKLN get one of those tabsco ™ shops? When oh when?

  • they are paying 140 a square foot no small deli can afford that. Boars head is bank rolling there own store and will essentially put out and hurt all store owners around them.
    So you are right they are screwing the same people who helped them grow into what they are.
    They have done this before they promised not to sell theyre product to super markets and now its in every super market so they have hurt the small guy before. they suck as a company ask any deli owner

  • Fits the general chain store ambiance of that area. The court employees will love it!

  • I don’t really trust Brownstoner on this one. His main source for all these rumors, since he first posted on it, is Chowhound and the last post on this is in January. No construction has started so what is the point worrying about it anyway. I also don’t think they’d be stupid enough to just sell cold cuts – it will probably be a theme restaurant or something like that. So everyone needs to chill for a bit.

  • boars head is an evil company that wants to compete with subway so they are going to put together a model store and sell franchises of boars head stores. they are doing this on the backs of the people who built them all the small business owners

  • Whatever, I think Boar’s Head meats are pretty tasty–and they’re wayyyyyy out of Subway’s league. I saw the ingredient list on a box of Subway lunchmeat once–something like 33% water and a huge list of artificial crapola–and I’m not eating that processed crap ever again. Screw Jared’s fat ass.

  • Excuse me, but Boars Head is a business, not a charity right? If a small bookstore started selling your self published book, and then Random House offered you a deal and your book was now sold in Barnes and Noble, would you feel badly? Would people criticize you? As far as I know small delis still sell Boars Head (and charge an arm and a leg for it).

  • 2:11, 3:29 = disgruntled former deli owner

  • “wants to compete with subway so they are going to put together a model store and sell franchises of boars head stores”

    This is “evil” because….????

  • So this is to be a deli — and there is a “Busy Chef” (of none too popular Heights origin) in the same block? Who is this for? The downtown office workers are not walking over there for a sandwich! This is all for the movie crowds? Those of us who live near shop at Staubitz, Sahadi etc.

  • What happened to the supposed supermarket that was moving into 200 Schermerhorn?

  • 3:56 only the bloggers hate busy chef. they seem to be doing very well despite our efforts!

  • I happen to know for a fact that Boar’s Head Provisions, Inc. screws over any distributor of their product that is making too much money. All the distributers that have been screwed over by Boar’s Head should get a Class Action Suit against them. They are the Mafia of the deli meat business. They also treat their female employees horribly. They are one of the largest buyers of MSG and DO put that ingredient into their meats. That’s why Dietz & Watson makes it a point to let people know that they don’t use MSG in their products. I’d like to see Boar’s Head say that. So if you think their product is so healthy, think again! I won’t buy their product now that I know what they are like. Even one of the owner’s sons works for a competitor – what does that tell you?! They are crooks.