One of two new coffee shops hitting Franklin Avenue has opened its doors. The Breukelen Coffee Shop kicked things off this weekend to rave reviews and a steady stream of patrons, with the glow of laptops in the window and their menu laid out on a vintage mirror in magic marker. The place looks great, and should have company soon as Franklin Avenue continues its seemingly recession-proof retail boom.
And tonight, our resident salonniere, Penina Roth, presents her latest installment of the Franklin Park Reading Series, "Music and Mayhem," at 8pm. The event is free, as always, and will feature some drink specials for the Crown Heights literati. Here's the lineup:
Writers SARAH RAINONE and FERENTZ LAFARGUE will spin stories wrapped around iconic songs.
Nashville musician KEEGAN DEWITT, in town for the CMJ festival, will give a mini-concert.
Rock journalist LAUREN MOONEY will share a sneak peek of her upcoming memoir.
Moth GrandSLAM storyteller and comedian SAURABH TAK will make you laugh!
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