It’s nice seeing new businesses open up in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, so we were excited to see that one spot on a flooded street opened up just a week or so after the waters receded.
The Shipping Store, at 2609 East 14th Street, is now open, filling the parcel vacuum left by the closure of UPS Store on Sheepshead Bay Road in September.
The store is in a newly-created storefront carved out of the building that also houses CVS and Alfa Vision Center, and apparently also allows parking in the CVS lot. The business was nearly all set up when Sandy swept through, flooding East 14th Street with three feet of water, but only a few inches of water got in, we’re told. It recovered quickly, and celebrated its opening shortly afterwards.