Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lunch at Bella Greens (717 Franklin)

The lady and I finally tried the salads at Bella Greens on Monday, and they were delicious. At $6 for a five-topping small salad (certainly big enough for lunch) and $8 for a seven-topping large salad, prices are well below the usual Manhattan extortion, and Bella has a wide and growing array of toppings (I opted for spinach with carrots, cherry tomatoes, feta, olives, dolmades, and a balsamic vinaigrette). As of yesterday, they're also offering soups from Hale & Hearty, and they plan to add sandwiches and wraps to their menu in the near future. General manager Marc Genovese, who made our salads, is excited about the new venture from Chadon Bell (who also owns the Brooklyn Ink Spot), and is eager to hear from customers about what they'd like to see on their salads (Brooklynians, I'm looking at you). He plans to have Facebook, Twitter, and Yelp pages for the business soon (their wireless was being installed while we ate), which I'll link once they're up. Until then, you'll just have to swing by to say hello!

In other local news, Pete Zaaz on Classon has been getting a lot of great buzz, and the former 3D's Bakery  space (on the corner of Sterling and Franklin) seems to be prepping for a massive renovation. Anyone heard anything about the plans for the space? 


  1. I wish them the best of luck, but can anyplace really sell $7000.00 worth of salad a month on Franklin Ave? Rents have to be in the $4000.00 to $5000.00 range by now.

  2. I've been watching the street level commercial spaces at the corner of Classon and Lincoln. City Feet is carrying the listing.

    They might be asking rents that are a little too high to get tenants at present, but once they get commercial tenants, it may cause the landlords between Lincoln between Classon and Franklin to increase their rents. They are presently asking $32 - $48 a sq ft.

  3. I heard 3D's is renovating for re-opening! I'm super excited. And Bella Greens is doing great - not only do they have delicious salads, but they've got the best bagels, great coffee, wraps, and soup. I think they're going to thrive.

  4. This looks so good! Talk about a really good investment property because I think that business is going to boom. I really like the idea and the food looks really tasty and could drag a lot of people in with its healthy look to it.