Open and Shut


    Reported by Dumbo NYC, the Brooklyn Roasting Company is tripling its size. Dumbo NYC, who thinks this is the best coffee and espresso in the nabe, says: “They’ve taken over the space next door at 25 Jay Street and working on adding more production equipment as well as more craftsman furniture.” Across the street, a healthy Mediterranean restaurant called Punto Bianco opened at 20 Jay.

    Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill
    Patch writes that a tutoring service has taken half the space once occupied by Sweet Melissa, at 276 Court Street. Pardon Me For Asking talks to the new owner of Court Street Pet Food and reports that Community Board Six denied a sidewalk cafe for Buschenschank, the beer pub at 320 Court Street. Finally, Realty Collective writes that the closing date for Quercy, who has been at 242 Court Street for nine years, is on Saturday, April 28th. We previously reported that an Ethiopian joint is moving in. Finally, you know it’s spring when Gowanus Yact Club opens its doors and gets the ball rolling for outdoor drinking.

    Park Slope
    Park Slope favorite Zito’s Sandwich Shop is eyeing a space on the Coney Island Boardwalk, reports Amusing the Zillion. Here’s Park Slope tells readers that the Park Slope Academy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will open at 518 Fifth Avenue on Saturday with a “blowout celebration.” Z-7 Classic Diner opened on Flatbush, Triangle Sporting Goods is selling off what’s left before it closes, and L Train Vintage is coming to the old Blockbuster space on 5th Avenue.

    Racked writes that Burg Boutique Love Brigade is taking a sabbatical and “allowing the Universe to pull the brand to its destiny.” A new boutique called Eco Closet is moving in. Grub Street has details on Well and the Wick, a huge beer garden/concert space planned for an old Bushwick brewery. No word on when it’s actually opening!

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