The long-shuttered Off Track Betting storefronts at 2901 Avenue U will soon have a new tenant: discount savings store Telco.
That should be good news to those who miss Nostrand Avenue’s Dee & Dee, as the companies follow similar models, selling low-cost clothing, housewares and assorted knick knackery.
The opening will mark Telco’s fifth Brooklyn location, and tenth store overall. According to their website, Telco was established in Bensonhurst in 1972, and we at Sheepshead Bites are happy to welcome the latest location of a growing Brooklyn-born chain.
Thanks to John Hampton for the photo, and to all the other readers who tipped us off to this!
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Daniel’s World will soon open at 3752 Nostrand Avenue, selling “Fashions for Less,” and the store got a nifty graffiti treatment prior to opening.
In addition to the logo-over-brick pattern prettying up otherwise dreary roll-down gates, the owner had a graffiti artist liven up the interior with some cartoon characters. Betty Boop and the Pink Panther hang out at the entrance, and a Spongebob Squarepants mural adorns the kid’s section, according to the artist, who blogged (with photos) about the job.
The storefront was previously occupied by Blockbuster, which closed earlier this year, leaving one Blockbuster remaining in all of Brooklyn (it’s in Bensonhurst).