Two years after the eviction of El Gran Castillo de Jagua, along with other fine, small businesses on Park Place, what's the status of the properties they were thrown out of? In September I noticed that the Gran Castillo building, at the corner of Flatbush & Park, was available for lease. As of today, it's still sitting empty, and still available. Today I noticed that the four small, empty business spaces on Park, which once included Benoit barbershop, and the Little Miss Muffin 'N' Her Stuffin' bakery, are for sale for $4,200,000, marketed as a condo development. Waste & greed all around.
As I noted in September, the restaurant, bakery and barbershop all managed to find new spaces, with El Gran Castillo around the corner on Flatbush, Little Miss Muffin on Washington Avenue, & Benoit's in Prospect Lefferts, which was good news, but these are all development hotspots too. El Gran Castillo's new home at 355 Flatbush is still listed for sale,
Earlier : Out of the Frying Pan (and links back)