Open and Shut


    Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill
    Crain’s reports Brooklyn’s oldest bar, P.J. Hanley’s, has filed for bankruptcy. It’s been in the neighborhood since 1874. The current owner, also the owner of Brooklyn Buschenschank and South Brooklyn Pizza, is seeking to sell the business. Photo by pixonomy. Smith Street’s Persons of Interest expanded its space and added an apothecary. And the home accessories and furniture store called Duman Home is setting up shop at 213 Court Street.

    Park Slope
    The Elbow Room, now located in the Barclays Center, looks to open a second location on Flatbush Avenue between Dean and Bergen streets. It’ll offer a takeout counter that serves mac and cheese. And next door will be a full-service BBQ restaurant, run by an alum of a popular Austin joint, Franklin BBQ. Popular Italian gelato shop L’Albero Dei Gelati will open in May at the old El Sitio Borinquen space, 341 Fifth Avenue. A bar called Supercollider is under construction at 609 4th Avenue, between 17th and 18th streets. South Slope News predicts it will be open in a month or so. And South Slope cafe Cafe 474 will shutter tomorrow and reopen in Carroll Gardens. Thrift store shop B’nai Tzedukah Thrift and the women’s boutique La Vedette are closing their 5th Avenue locations. La Vedette will be moving elsewhere, although they have not yet announced the new location. Guvnor’s Vintage Store is holding a huge sale before it closes for renovations. Finally the Mexican restaurant on President Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues, El Jalapeno, is closing. The co-owner, also the current owner’s father, passed away, so now they are looking to sell the place.

    Flatbush Avenue fixture Vegetarian Palate is moving to Washington Avenue near Bergen Street in Crown/Prospect Heights. It’ll take four months for the move. Williamsburg‘s Kinfolk Studio, a restaurant/design hybrid on Wythe Avenue, will expand to a 3500-square-foot building at 94 Wythe. A boutique “general store,” live music space, and a bar will join the cocktail bar, restaurant, and bike design office already there. And the Ice Stone Factory, a manufacturing business at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is ready to open after being badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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