Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sovereign Bank Moving to Make Room for Trader Joe's

Sovereign Bank's new location at Atlantic and Court -- catty-corner from its present venue in the future home of Brooklyn's first Trader Joe's -- is getting shined up for this week's grand opening.

While BP Marty Markowitz and Co. led a hula parade to the big Trader Joe's announcement, no word is out yet about what special effects he has planned for Sovereign's move across the street.

A Penny Parade? A March of the Auditors?

UPDATE: Turns out a bank party was held July 18, according to the Brooklyn Eagle's Dennis Holt. Independence old-timers went through a lot of old archives and got together with the people from the Brooklyn Historical Society to donate some priceless records, Holt says.


Anonymous said...

I would've vastly preferred something else in the space (a furniture store, perhaps?), but at least it's not a net gain of banks.

BL said...

Would have liked an Urban Outfitters. But sometimes these places overestimate the business they'll get in Brooklyn, whereas food and banks always seem to do well. Remember when ABC Carpet went to Dumbo? Seemed like a good idea at the time but the business just wasn't there.