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Jul 31, 2008 07:59 AM

park slope A & S to close

Just read this in the Daily news, that the last real butcher shop in the Slope is shutting its doors due to higher rents. Truly sad....

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  1. Just a shame. I used to go in there with my mother as far back as I can remember. When I lived in Park Slope it was so nice to go back there to do my own shopping. Once again a greedy landlord strikes at an old time place :(

    1. Damn. That's terrible news. I've been buying their homemade mozzarella and sausages for years. What a loss.

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        1. went here for a chicken parm sandwich my last day in the Slope before I moved (due to too-high rents) on Friday...talked to the guys a bit. one of the guys said, "We've got a good name, but the lines aren't exactly going out the door here" (he waved his hand--I was the only customer in the store). closing date is Oct.1.

          he did say that they'd been looking into a new location on Vanderbilt Ave. "not too far away"...

          1. re: didactic katydid

            I have to say when I lived in Park Slope and went in A & S I was usually the only person in the store. I never saw that store crowded or had to wait long at all. That being said, the family of the previous landlord who passed away basically own a great number of buildings and businesses on 5th Avenue and have for years. I don't think their empire would have suffered very much from the insult of the $5000 per month rent.

        2. Sigh. I love those sandwiches. And the beef is excellent as well. I'm leaving too, although not exclusively due to rents, and it boggles the mind to think that building owners can expect these local merchants to instantly double their sales to cover newly doubled rents.