As one store closes, another one takes its place.
Taking over the iconic storefront at 85 Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene is Clic, a home decor and book store. The space was famously occupied by Bird, the influential boutique that closed all their remaining stores in January (the Fort Greene space closed earlier this year due to the pandemic).
This will be Clic’s fourth store in New York City (the other three are in Manhattan), and their ninth overall. Opened by former stylist Christiane Celle in 2008, the store will feature “a collection of contemporary photography, books, home goods, and apparel,” according to their website.
In an email to Brownstoner, Celle, who lives in Clinton Hill, said she had been eying the space for a number of years, and even missed the chance to rent it when Bird moved in 2017.
Celle added that the Fort Greene space will be a different concept than her other stores. “I really want to offer many things to buy for all families in the neighborhood,” she wrote, adding that the price point will be wide ranging. A plant store called Polux, operated by two friends of Celle, will occupy part of the space, and they are currently looking for somebody to do a “small cafe counter.”
The plans are to open before the end of February, Calle said. “I have nine stores so I did not need another one,” she added. “But Brooklyn is now where I live and I really wanted to create something there.”
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