Monday, January 7, 2008

Where's the Beef at Court and State? Downtown Brooklyn Food Retailer Still Under Wraps

Brownstoner reported in November that the 5,000 square feet of retail space at 117/119 Court Street (at State, shown above) was rented for a record-high $125 a foot after "long and protracted" negotiations.

Massey Knakal senior partner Tim King dropped the hint that the space has been let to a company that's been in the food production biz "for the last hundred years."

A month later, no clue as to the identity of the venerable incoming tenant has yet to appear. The folks at Chowhound seem to be leaning towards a grocery store or upscale food merchant, but a restaurant might better fit the two-story space -- which will be quite near the incoming Trader Joe's at Court and Atlantic.

Anyone have any news?

Photo by MK Metz


Anonymous said...

Boar's Head.

Anonymous said...

I think you're onto something. A visit to the Boar's Head site says:
"At Boar's Head we start with only the finest ingredients available, just as we've done continuously for over a century."

Anonymous said...

God, please don't let it be an Olive Garden!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I could finally use my $25 Olive Garden gift card!

Anonymous said...

Why, when you can buy Boar's Head products in every grocery store?

Anonymous said...

It's an independent deli which should be open this summer.