Over the past few years, Bergen between Flatbush and Fifth Avenue has become one of Park Slope’s most vibrant shopping strips, with an independent bookstore, several eateries and a couple of clothing shops. Now two more retailers are about to call the street home. Within the next several months both kiddie-centric Gymboree and adult-centric Toys in Babeland will be opening stores on Bergen, according to Matthew Pintchik. Pintchik is one of the owners of Pintchik Hardware, and his family has invested in the area since 1912. Gymboree will temporarily take the space at the front of Pintchik Hardware on Flatbush and Bergen before it moves into its permanent digs further down the street. Pintchik says that Gymboree’s temporary location is still on the market, and his family is in talks with a number of national retailers who are considering leasing the storefront, including big boys like McDonald’s. We’re not ruling out anyone at this point, though we’ve been trying to create a community with the stores that have leased space on Bergen, says Pintchik. Trader Joe’s, please call me up.
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