Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Around the Avenue: Openings and Happenings

Lots going on these days - time for a quick Franklin Avenue rundown:

- Little Zelda kicks off Thursday night singalongs this Thursday at 8:30pm with The Smiths' classic The Queen is Dead. Next week features Weezer's eponymous "blue" album, followed by Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea on the the 28th.

- TasteBuds Sandwich Shop is all set to open this Friday, June 15th in the former About Time space, while down the street, the folks at Rosco's (in the former Slice of Brooklyn location) are working around the clock in hopes of opening a week from Monday (June 25). There's also a new ice cream/frozen treats spot coming soon a few storefronts north of Daily Press on Franklin and Fulton.

- The Walt L. Shamel Community Garden on Dean between Franklin and Bedford is hosting a Father's Day bake sale this Sunday, June 17, from 10am-2pm, to raise money for their Farmer's Market, which kicks off on Saturday June 30th and will hopefully run all summer long. This great local garden is also the new home of Art Not Arrests.

- Speaking of Art Not Arrests, their slate of summer art classes for youth is ready. Check it out (and sign up your young people) on their site, or click on the flyer below for more info. 

- Finally, there's less than a week left to show your support for the fabulous Franklin Avenue Kids Day with a donation on Kickstarter. They've raised an impressive $4,000 in eight days, but they still need another $1,500 to fund the project, so if you can, reach for your wallet (every little bit helps)!


  1. Does anyone know what's going into that storefront on Park Place right near Franklin Avenue next to the old Homage Burger place?

  2. Kids Day still has $2,500 to go. Thanks for posting!

  3. 1:37-

    When I last talked to the owners of that building, they finally rec'd the insurance money from the fire, and secured additional financing to renovate the apartments.

    So, you may just being seeing the space being prepared for occupancy; They might not have a tenant yet.