Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Wine Bar Coming to Franklin; Breukelen Coffee House Art Opening Tonight

- Yet another new spot will be opening sometime in early autumn on the hoppin' block between Sterling and Park. Joining the oyster and cocktail bar, Chavela's, the candy store/ice cream parlor, and Rosebud Vintage (along with standbys About Time Boutique, Lily & Fig, and LaunchPad) will be a wine bar, not yet named, in the storefront at 728 Franklin (pictured above). The owners describe their venture as "low-key, only 12-15 seats, serving wine and a couple of beers, with a record player that customers can play their own records on (or choose from our collection)." They hope to open around October 1st.

- The Breukelen Coffee House hosts the latest of their art openings tonight at 5pm, featuring work by artist Dana Kellstrom.

15 comments:

  1. Sounds promising! Will there be tapas?!?

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  2. The owners (incredibly friendly) say there will be some quick, easy food, but nothing too complicated as the space is tiny and doesn't really leave room for a kitchen. They're also hoping to work out a deal with the palm/tarot/crystal ball reader next door to offer a reading and a glass of wine together.

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  3. I can't say I've ever wanted a reading with a glass of wine, but it sounds lovely.

    Hopefully the business owners are correct.

    If they go out of business, they will at least leave a nicely renovated spot for the next tenant....

    (anyone else think this might be a bubble?)

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  4. No bubble... This growth will continue and there are lots of store fronts for the taking. If only the pit at EP would get built then this nabe would really take off. It's all about the newbies with the disposable income. Rosebud, by the way looks great!

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  5. I think some of the businesses might be over estimating the current level of disposal income of the newbies.

    ...while some of the businesses will fail, I share your optimism that many more store fronts will be filled.

    ...but suspect some of the high end ones will fail and be replaced with more moderate ones.

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  6. What a wonderful idea. To spend some time intimately, with good friends and good wine. I also imagine this to be the unpretentious kind of place you can go by yourself, sip some Tempranillo, read a good book, and chat with the accessible and (probably) highly-intelligent owner.

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  7. "It's all about the newbies with the disposable income." No, not really. This neighborhood is "about" a diverse set of people of many socioeconomic levels and various tenures in our community. I'd argue that is what makes it so unique, and our CHCA meetings so productive.

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  8. Now it's diverse fast forward five years and let's see...

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  9. There is a lot of money to be made on Franklin Ave, whether it comes from the newbies or the long term residents.

    I think the opening of Compare supermarket was one of the biggest events in years. It isn't exactly sexy, but it is clean, has fresh produce and provides entry level jobs.

    Not everyone will be able to enjoy the new businesses, but the job of a business owner is to find a nitch that will pay thier bills: Liquor stores, bodegas, wine bars, sushi places, check cashing places, and oily chinese places all need to make money.

    Who they choose to serve is based on what they believe they can do best.

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  10. wait wait wait -- that palm/tarot/crystal ball reader is real? Not meaning really can see the future, but I mean isn't just a front of some sort? I have literally never seen anyone inside and the washer/dryer/tv set-up just led me to believe it was someone's home who used the site to launder money through it. Well I'll be.

    Also, I agree that Compare is the greatest thing in a while for the neighborhood.

    - Liz

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  11. Compare changed my life here. I'm so happy about it.

    I'm a relative newbie with very little disposable income, but all this new stuff cropping up is definitely encouraging me to spend more and more of what I do have within the nabe.

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  12. Rosebud Vintage is open as of today.

    I hope they know what they are doing there.

    - Liz

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  13. anyone have any old gold or any type of jewelry scrap that you dont need come to crow hill jewelry and you will get cash money on the spot from $1.00 to 1,000000 have used or unwamted camera laptop or any electronics that we take
    711 franklin ave ask for danna she will help you

    we are not a pawn shop we only buy

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  14. and we pay in ruble. good deal for crow hill people.

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