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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…

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 cellphone-repar
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CPR Cell Phone Repair at 1732 Sheepshead Bay Road has closed its doors for good after one year in operation. The gates were shuttered and a “For rent” sign was placed on the storefront this week. The store opened in December 2013, replacing the long-lived Bay Sports, which never reopened following Superstorm Sandy. Best of luck…

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
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Thank goodness. Sheepshead Bay Road has what it’s been missing for a whole six months: a Sprint store. Sure, you could say, “What’s wrong with any of the six other cell phone stores (not to mention the two barber shops that also sell cell phones) on Sheepshead Bay Road?” The answer is, “I don’t know.” But we…

News & Features
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First Starbucks. Then Red Mango. Now Chipotle Mexican Grill is headed to Kings Highway, replacing longtime clothing store Beverly Boutique at East 14th Street. Wooden fencing recently went up around 1325 Kings Highway, and permits were issued in late September allowing the interior to be reworked for the establishment of a Chipotle Mexican Grill. Since then,…

Business
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It was with great dismay that we noticed Back to USSR pulling down its signs over the summer, after two years in business. The kitschy, Soviet-themed restaurant at 2817 Coney Island Avenue was a great place to bring people from outside of Sheepshead Bay, pulling back the curtain a bit on the area’s Russian-speaking cultures…

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