Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Franklin Perk?



Tony Fisher, the neighborhood-minded owner of Fisher's Supermarket on Lincoln and Franklin, announced about a month ago that he'll be opening a new coffee shop in at 809 Franklin, the storefront adjacent to his current shop, this summer. The market will also be getting an overhaul to provide better service to what Fisher calls "the ever-changing neighborhood." Mazon's discount store, which had previously used the storefront to oversee their development (currently on hold) on the Eastern Parkway corner, will be relocating to the shop next to 95 South (last photo above).

For a great photo of the ever-changing neighborhood circa 1910, click here. The photographer is looking north down Franklin from Eastern Parkway, and in terms of structures, the street hasn't changed too much, though the trolley tracks are no more. Fisher's currently occupies the building on the far right (thanks to poster ATRollin for the image).

5 comments:

  1. Alright... nice to see the old pic floating around. I'm pretty amped for a coffee shop in the neighborhood. Here's praying for some good bagels!

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  2. "Mazon's discount store, which had previously used the storefront to oversee their development (currently on hold) on the Eastern Parkway corner, will be relocating to the shop next to 95 South (last photo above)."

    I don't think that is correct. The space next to 95 South is going to be a cafe/restaurant/coffee shop of some sort.

    You should add an e-mail address to your blog.

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  3. I don't really know--I've been hoping to catch the guys working on the place at some point, but my timing is usually off. I was just paraphrasing what Tony Fisher had said on the Crown Heights Forum with that last post. Have you seen them working on it or heard anything specific? I certainly wouldn't complain about more food on the Avenue.

    As for the email address, done and done.

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  4. Crown Heights InsiderApril 23, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    Tony Fisher is a pretty good at promoting himself and his business , but I would like to see that he is putting action to his words. He has been talking a lot about renovating his supermarket and the new coffee shop, but very little is happening.

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  5. Tony is a great guy. He told me that he is starting work on the coffee shop this june. One month ahead of plan. ohh joy!

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