Astoria is normally credited with being the most Hellenic ’hood in town, but with the May 8 opening of Korres, an Athens-based cosmetics company, Brooklyn Heights might be giving Queens a run for its drachmas.
“Korres is attracted to the neighborhood for the diverse demographics and the amount of history and culture,” said Toni Oliveri, Korres’s executive director of retail operations.
Some of the “good things” Korres has brought to Montague Street include its popular wild rose moisturizer, and, GO Brooklyn’s favorites, an eye-opening basil lemon shower gel and men’s lightweight “body milk” scented with cedar. The company’s products are inspired by nature, and fruits, woods and traditional Greek foods — like honey and yogurt — show up in most of the products.
The 1,400-square-foot Brooklyn Heights store, complete with a pressed-tin ceiling, is the company’s second in the United States, but Oliveri said another Brooklyn location is a possibility.
“Yes, definitely,” she said. “It seems natural.”
Korres (140 Montague St. at Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights) is open Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 8 pm; Saturdays, from 10 am to 7 pm; and Sundays, from noon to 7 pm. For information, call (718) 643-9425 or visit www.korres.com.