A piece of good news tucked into a typically disheartening post on retail trends near the Barclays Center. Over the weekend, Norman Oder, of the steadfast Atlantic Yards Report, noticed a sign in the window of the dispossessed Little Miss Muffin 'N' Her Stuffin' : the business has found a new spot & is moving to 768 Washington Avenue (just round the corner from Sterling Place). I'm sorry they're further away from busier Flatbush, and the B/Q subway, but hopefully they'll manage OK on Washington. Please show this great business some love. You can read more about changes on Park Place & other nearby businesses at Oder's blog here.
Earlier, on Little Miss M.
Update (1/29) - Jeremiah Moss (Vanishing New York) visited the Park Place & Flatbush businesses recently, & ate at El Gran Castillo de Jagua:
As of today, the restaurant is still there, but not for long. I went into El Gran Castillo de Jagua for lunch recently. It was some of the best food I have ever tasted. Chicken, plantains, avocados, rice and beans, washed down with Morir Sonando--"to die dreaming." All made perfectly, tasting fresh and clean.
Of the Benoit barber shop, he writes:
Next door, the Benoit barbershop has been there for over 40 years. I peeked in. I was not in need of a haircut, but wished I was. The barber dozed in a chair, his feet up. Music played from a radio. The smell coming out was that wonderful barber-shop smell--Clubman talc, osage aftershave, the works.
You can read the rest of the post here. And Jeremiah, thank you for the link.