Longtime Brooklyn Heights Thrift Shop Housing Works to Close This Month

The store at 122 Montague Street in 2017. Photo by Susan De Vries


    Brooklyn Heights fixture Housing Works has been on Montague Street for more than a decade, but the beloved shop at No. 122 plans to close its doors Tuesday, March 14. It is searching for a new location in northwest Brooklyn, Housing Works spokesperson Katherine Oakes told Brownstoner.

    The thrift store’s lease ended in February, and the charitable organization and the landlord decided not to renew it by “mutual agreement,” she said.

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    “We love our Brooklyn Heights community but we want to assure our customers that this is not goodbye for good, as we have plans to start location scouting in the surrounding area,” said Cheryl Grimm, Vice President of Housing Works Thrift Shops in a statement. “We encourage our Brooklyn Heights customers to visit us at our 12 other shop locations and are grateful for their love and support.”

    Housing Works has one other Brooklyn location, at 266 5th Avenue in Park Slope; the 11 other stores are in Manhattan. The Brooklyn Heights location opened in 2007.

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    In October, the nonprofit held its “Design on a Dime” event in Brooklyn for the first time, at Industry City. In the 1940s, the space on Montague Street was home to a Southern-style restaurant.

    Numerous thrift shops have moved or closed in recent years in Brooklyn, including a Goodwill at 1104 Fulton Street in Bed Stuy and Salvation Army stores in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, thanks to rising rents and property values.

    [Photos by Susan De Vries]

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