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Used Restaurant Equipment in Brooklyn

citymonkey Oct 30, 2006 02:31 PM

I am in the market for a half-size convection oven.

I live and Brooklyn and understand that some of the better used restaurant equipment suppliers are nearby.

Any suggestions on places to look?


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  1. bigmackdaddy RE: citymonkey Oct 31, 2006 11:26 AM

    I only know of the stores on Bowery in Manhattan. I'm curious as well to see where used equipment stores are in Brooklyn.

    1. michele cindy RE: citymonkey Oct 31, 2006 11:39 AM

      You may also want to check out restaurant auctions. If you look in the Sunday Times, I think they are listed in the back of the business section. You will see a listing of weekly auctions. It's hit or miss. They also are ususally cash only.

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      1. re: michele cindy
        pesta RE: michele cindy Nov 5, 2006 02:39 PM

        This listing is in the back of the Jobs section.

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        Larry Brooks RE: citymonkey Oct 31, 2006 11:49 AM

        There is an area on Atlantic Ave passed Flatbuish, passed Fort Greene and into Bed Stuy on the way to the airports. Drive out there and look. You'll find lots of restaurant supply places. Sorry on the names...

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          emmielou RE: citymonkey Oct 31, 2006 04:27 PM



          They are on 15th avenue around 60th street...good luck!

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            citymonkey RE: citymonkey Oct 31, 2006 04:56 PM

            Thanks, all. I will post a report after my search.

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              starfish RE: citymonkey Oct 31, 2006 04:56 PM

              The Atlantic Avenue strip does have a lot of restaurant supply places, but try to check out the vendor first. I have recently been party to an awful situation where one of those guys sold refrigeration parts to some shopowners I know and they were completely unusable. The only way they were able to get him to either fix or refund was with serious threats. Sorry that I don't know the name.

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                KRS RE: citymonkey Nov 5, 2006 11:35 PM

                Three reasons not to bother with the NY Times auction ads:

                1. Restaurants that go out of business have all the good stuff removed beforehand.

                2. Few auctions actually take place. The owner pays off the creditor at the last minute.

                3. Of the auctions that do happen, almost all go to a lump-sum bidder who takes everything.

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                  johneds RE: citymonkey May 12, 2007 07:04 AM

                  Crazily enough I bought some new and used stuff from a gal on the internet. the price after shipping was still less than what I could have gotten here. Her name is Connie and she is with One Fat Frog Restaurant, (407) 687-8057. It is a corney name but, hey, I remembered it.

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