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Fresh development: Full-size supermarket coming to site of old Dumbo parking lot

Coming soon!: Dumbo-based developer Two Trees is transforming a Front Street parking garage into the nabe’s first full-size grocer, Dumbo Market, a rep for the real-estate company announced Thursday.
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Dumbo’s getting a one-stop grocery shop!

A Front Street parking garage will be transformed into the neighborhood’s first full-service food bazaar, a spokeswoman for the developer that owns the building announced on Thursday. And the conversion of the vehicle-storage space will finally bring a much-needed amenity to the waterfront community, said a local business advocate.

“I think this is incredible for the neighborho­od,” said Alexandria Sica, head of the Dumbo Business Improvement District. “It doesn’t have a full service grocery store and this is going to be a game-changer.”

Dumbo Market — which will boast deli and butcher counters in addition to hawking fresh produce, seafood, and other basic kitchen supplies — will offer residents a slew of new pantry items to fill their carts with, according to Sica, who said locals currently just have two less-expansive grocers to choose from: the Adams Street specialty-foods store, Foragers, and the bodega-style shop, Peas and Pickles, on Washington Street.

“The market that they have planned is going to have delicious food and everything you need, so you won’t have to go elsewhere,” she said.

Honchos from the neighborhood-based real-estate company Two Trees filed plans with the Department of Buildings in February to refashion the Park Kwik garage on Front Street between Washington and Main streets into a one-floor supermarket to the tune of $2 million, according to city records.

The store will also include a bakery and sell fresh-cut flowers, according the developer’s spokeswoman, who said the builders plan to keep some of the current parking lot’s spaces in place for car-driving customers, though she could not specify exactly how many will remain.

The new grocer will be run by the family behind Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Harvest Market stores, according to the spokeswoman, who said it is set to open in early 2018.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Posted 9:13 am, November 17, 2017
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Reasonable discourse

Andrew Porter from Brooklyn Heights says:
This is also very convenient for those people in the far northern Brooklyn Heights who don't want to shop at the disgusting Gristede's on Henry Street.
Nov. 17, 2017, 11:20 am
Morris from Mill Basin says:
Hopefully its affordable too! Great addition to the neighborhood. HUGS!
Nov. 18, 2017, 3:46 pm
BrooklynGersh from The WT says:
I don't buy it. It's going to be a glorified Peas and Pickles. And, point of information: Wasn't DUMBO's lack of a grocery store supposed to be the reason that the Admirals Row had to be torn down at the Navy Yard to make room for that mega-store and parking lot?
Nov. 19, 2017, 3:32 pm
MikeyJ12 from Dumbo says:
Why couldn't a Trader Joes or Westside Market open here? It is great that we are getting an actual supermarket but this chain is nothing special.
Nov. 20, 2017, 8:55 am
Bob from Carroll Gardens says:
Of course the DUMBO bid is for this. BIDs are the advance guard of gentrification. Follow the money.
Nov. 20, 2017, 10:44 am
Tyler from pps says:
I find it *very* surprising that they are building a single story building on this lot... this doesn't scream "long-term" at all. Or is there something weird about this lot that forces it to be a little building?
Nov. 20, 2017, 5:43 pm
Fultonferryres from Fulton Ferry says:
Brooklyn Heights residents coming to Dumbo to shop? There goes the neighborhood!
Nov. 22, 2017, 12:20 am
Taksa from Carroll Gardens says:
That typeface looks too much like Union Market's. All they need is a green star. Didn't another local store try to copy that logo too a while back?
Feb. 2, 10 am

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