Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Replacement

Back in the fall I was walking at Flatbush & Fifth, and I noticed that the storefront at 41 Fifth was getting a makeover.  It looked like a new business would be moving in.

What a shame. Paul's with its hand painted sign, striped canvas awning & shelves of produce out front, was just the right fit for this elderly wooden building.  They were perfect together.  There'd been a vegetable store at 41 since at least the 1920's.

Next to the former O'Connor's, 2013

Here's the new look.

The horn of plenty's now replaced by a thin offering of salads, sandwiches, panini, and a name as empty of spirit as you could conceive.  Brooklyn Market & Deli.

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