With the rents in Williamsburg so high, nomadic hipsters are looking to small outposts in Bushwick — but it’s hard to find a cozy couch and an espresso to wrap the pinky around in some desolate industrial areas.
It’s that demand that prompted Linda Thach and Henry Glucroft to open Little Skips at the corner of Charles Place and Willoughby Avenue — near the Myrtle Avenue JMZ hub! — this week.
“Every musician/day-job Brooklynite is moving to this part of the neighborhood, and nobody wants to cook or make his own coffee every day,” Glucroft said. “When I moved here I thought, ‘Where can I eat?’ ”
So he and Thach provided the answer: a comfortable, quiet and friendly atmosphere to enjoy music, quality coffee, quiche and pastries. Once a beer and wine license is secured, the soft, art-purveying café by day will turn to a hoppin’ set of DJs and musicians by night.
Asked why she would open any business, let alone a restaurant, in such a remote spot, Thach added, “We’re all already here, and we need to build this community — I love this part of Brooklyn and I don’t want to move away.”
Little Skips [941 Willoughby Ave. at Charles Place, (718) 484-0980]. Open Monday-Friday, 8 am–6 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9 am–6 pm. For info, visit www.littleskips.com.
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