Trader Joe’s has signed a lease for a 13,800-square-foot store at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn, City Point developers Acadia Realty Trust and Washington Square Partners announced today. The popular discount grocery will open in 2016.

It will be located on the concourse level in the cellar next to the DeKalb Market Hall food court, which will have some two dozen or more food sellers. Previously announced tenants in the massive mixed-use development at 1 Dekalb Avenue include CityTarget, Century21 and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.



Williamsburg residents rejoiced over the news that Trader Joe’s — the affordable grocery favored by hipsters and normals alike — is on its way to 206 Kent Avenue.

Paris Baguette has a certain je ne sais quoi. The quirky, Seoul-based bakery opened its first Brooklyn location at 97 Court Street in April. Pastry-loving Do-Bro residents just got more good news. According to Peter Schubert, Maison Kayser — the high-end artisanal boulangerie — just signed the lease on a space a block north of Paris Baguette.


Court House Apartments has a lot of things going for it. Each apartment features a designer kitchen, red oak hardwood floors, and big windows with impressive views of Brooklyn. There’s underground parking, access to a 40,000-square-foot fitness center, and a 24-hour concierge.

But where Court House Apartments really shines is its location. Situated at the crossroads of four neighborhoods — Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, and Boerum Hill — Court House combines the convenience of living in a city center and the charm of Brooklyn’s most scenic and cozy residential areas. Hungry for a quiet afternoon picnic on a sunny day? Cobble Hill Park is only a five-minute walk away.


Trader Joe’s is supposedly planning to open in the old Greenpoint Savings Bank building at 856 Washington Avenue between Lincoln Place and Eastern Parkway, according to an anonymous source in the neighborhood who blabbed to FIPS. Apparently the Capital One there now is closing.

As well, Key Food across the street will become a Duane Reade, the source told FIPS. Trader Joe’s does love an old bank, as FIPS points out — its Cobble Hill location is in the former South Brooklyn Savings Institution on Court Street. What do you think? Have you heard anything?

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