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News & Features kuksu
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The owners of Uzbek-Korean fusion restaurant Cafe At Your Mother-in-Law, with locations in Brighton Beach and Bensonhurst, is considering further expansion and even franchising. We met up with them at their Bensonhurst location, tucked into 19th Avenue just off of 86th Street, where the eatery’s orange sign is easy to miss if you don’t read Russian (the English…

Business LA Diva at 1621 Jerome Avenue
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Women’s clothing store La Diva Boutique is now closed. The business, located at 1621 Jerome Avenue, shuttered in recent weeks and a “For Rent” sign was slapped onto the window. It’s not clear how long the business has been around for, or why it closed. La Diva is not to be confused with Gift Diva, a business…

Business infinite
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We’ve been wondering for a while what will take over the newly renovated storefronts at the corner of Avenue Z and East 16th Street, so we’re happy to see that the first tenant is announcing itself. Infinite Auto Leasing put up signs at the 1518 Avenue Z corner spot, the largest of the storefronts in…

Real Estate Photo by Erica Sherman
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Say antío to the sight of El Greco Diner, now surrounded by construction fencing. Passersby got their last view of the storied eatery last week, right before the fencing was erected on Thursday. Permits for the fencing were issued on December 19, just days after the property was bought by Rybak Development for $13 million…

Business red velvet - piece of velvet
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Coney Island will soon get its own little slice of Brooklyn cupcakery Piece Of Velvet, with a new storefront “next to Rita’s Ice on the north side of [West] 15th Street and Surf Avenue,” revealed the folks over at The Coney Island Blog. Located at 1327 Surf Avenue, the cozy space will have its grand opening on Saturday,…

Business Photo by Erica Sherman
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For the fourth time in six years, the Asian takeout joint at 1741 Sheepshead Bay Road has changed names – this time from Yashinoya to Asian Bay. The restaurant previously changed its name to Yashinoya from Yoshinoya around 2012, if memory serves correctly. It became Yoshinoya in late 2008 or 2009, though nobody we’ve asked…

News & Features Hookah
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The city is cracking down on hookah sales, and they may be coming for Brooklyn next. As City Council proposes a bill to limit the sale of hookah supplies in stores, the city’s Health Department has moved to shut down a dozen hookah bars frequented by college students in Manhattan and Queens, after finding that they were illegally serving sheesha containing…

Business bally
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Big changes are coming to the borough’s Bally Total Fitness gyms, including the ones at 1720 Sheepshead Bay Road and 945 Kings Highway, following a corporate buyout. The California-based 24 Hour Fitness purchased 32 clubs owned by the beleaguered Bally chain in December, including the four remaining clubs in Brooklyn. Little has changed in staffing at the…

Business toymax
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This is a paid announcement from ToyMax in Sheepshead Bay: Now you can settle all your toy and baby supply needs without leaving the neighborhood. With ToyMax’s convenient location at 2460 East 17th Street, there nos more need to wait on long lines or to suffer through Belt Parkway traffic. ToyMax features hard to find, unique, organic and…

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