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It was back in November that Sheepshead Bay lost 5-year-old independent gym Challenge Fitness, and now the storefront has been gobbled up by Amazing Discount, a bargain basement store. Amazing Discount opened at 2209 Avenue X late last month, selling the usual assortment of made-in-wherever housewares, toys, supplies, et cetera. Remains of the Challenge sign can…

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After 23 years in the neighborhood, Eleseevsky Gastronom at 2969 Ocean Avenue is becoming Mimino International Food. Eleseevsky Gastronom opened in 1992, serving Eastern European goods alongside freshly butchered meats. The all-Russian signs came down a couple of weeks ago, and we spotted the new one shortly after. The windows are tinted, but renovation work…

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Just a month after CPR Cell Phone Repair closed its doors for good, the space is now leased to Precise Brows, a salon specializing in eyebrow threading. A “coming soon” sign is now hanging at the 1732 Sheepshead Bay Road storefront, and there’s a small flyer on the gates saying they’re hiring hair dressers, nail…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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