Lots of Storefront Action on Fulton Street


A tipster sends along lots of news for the Clinton Hill stretch of Fulton Street. First, Autour Du Monde, the restaurant at 860 Fulton between Adelphi and Vanderbilt, closed a few weeks ago. Bar Olivino, at 899 Fulton, between Clinton and Vanderbilt, now has daytime hours and serves sandwiches, coffee and Choice baked goods; a soul food place called Magic Soul Food opened two doors down at 901 Fulton; and there’s paper up on the windows of the space formerly home to Swagga 360, at 887 Fulton Street. Phew! Anyone else have more Fulton Street news? We also noticed that Bergen Bagels looks close to opening on the corner of Washington and Fulton.

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  • No love for Mr Mango? They open this week, I think.

    There’s work being done on one of the Fulton St Lofts’ commercial spaces across from The Met.

    The Met have taken down their giant billboard sign and awning and are replacing it with a nice new stucco version.

    There’s a natural food and juice bar going in where Mago Creperie used to be.

    Metro PCS is gone, thank the sweet lord Jesus.

    New nail salon going in where the Plastic Surgery office was on St James corner, and Joloff is going to be a French restaurant with a bar.

    *you guys should walk down the Clinton Hill stretch of Fulton St before you put up an article about what’s going on around the Clinton Hill stretch of Fulton St

  • Yeah, Mr Mango. Whom I think is actually Mr Melon. A close relative of Myrtle Ave’s Mr Coco.
    I’m psyched for this place- a Korean greengrocer (and by Korean I mean ‘in the style of the greengrocers that were popularized and often owned/manned/maintained by people of Korean extraction. I made no attempt to ascertain the nationality of the proprietor)! Looks as if they’ll have organic food and be open 24 hours or so sayeth their awning. Would be loverly to have such a convenience; the joint across the street gives me the screamin’ meemies.
    And just who IS this mysterious tipster, anyhow?

  • NeoGrec

    Sorry to hear about Autour Du Monde but, boy, anyone could’ve seen that coming for a long, long time. Not sure where it went wrong, but I do know it was very odd when my gf and I went there a couple of times being the only occupied table in the place!

  • One more- recently a bike store moved in a couple doors down from the Met. I’ve been in a few times and they’re swell. Helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.
    I’m not surprised Autor went belly up; it was slow and disorganized, somewhat uninviting, and the finish/decor of the space looked amateurish and temporary. That space has enormous potential for someone with an actual design sense, but Autour looked awful- a mural worthy of a discount daycare center, horrible DIY plywood banquettes and halogen lights that looked as if they were salvaged from a porn star’s Vegas condo. The message I took away from it ( and from Waverly’s late ‘Speakeasy”) was that they didn’t care enough. The message I sent back was: neither do I.

  • Agree about Autour du Monde houseowax.. that is a prime location and if run properly it would be a great asset for the corner and bring lots of dough to the owners… I think of something in the line of Le Pain Quotidien, open early and not closing too late… Also let us not forget that something is going to open in the Dajeh space, there is a liquor license request in the window… Wasn’t somebody from Buttermilk Channel in Carroll Gardens supposed to take it over? I might be wrong though.

  • BTW Autour was between Clinton and Waverly (actually corner of Fulton and Clinton)

  • New nail salon going in where the Plastic Surgery office was on St James.

    This is the worst news ever. That corner has so much potential and another stupid nail salon. There’s already on on the same block and another on Putnam. I was hoping for a great cafe.

    • I had been in that place when it was open for rolling up the gates – its a really odd layout, very narrow and a duplex, so really not ideal for a cafe. I agree that nail salon is not exciting, but I can imagine it working with the space really well if they use the downstairs for waxing rooms.

  • @Dahlia have you been to Beny’s Delice just down Fulton. That tiny store makes great food is keeps busy, it could use more seating. In my opinion that model would have worked great. I just walked by the Nail salon next to the bike shop and they are closing so it looks like they might be the ones moving.

  • blowfish

    agree about Autour du Monde. such a shame, such a nice couple, and good food, but i’m surprised it held on even that long. Something was missing, and i have to agree with houseofwax- the decor was really off-putting. better would have been to either have made no attempt, and left it looking divey, or to go all-out with the finishes, or to have made it homey and ecclectic with some sort of design cohesion.

    shame about Mago too. but also no surprise.

  • Al’s Men’s store which really is an awesome hat store moved down Fulton to the block between Franklin and Claver. Frozen Social next to the French Press coffee shop opened. There is some action in the empty storefront at Fulton and Claver.

  • Al’s Men’s store which really is an awesome hat store moved down Fulton to the block between Franklin and Claver. Frozen Social next to the French Press coffee shop opened. There is some action in the empty storefront at Fulton and Claver.

  • It’s time we get a coffee shop and a bakery to replace Michael Allen on Fulton between Grand & Downing.