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slopeguy Jul 31, 2008 07:59 AM

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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    psnative RE: slopeguy Jul 31, 2008 03:52 PM

    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. Bob Martinez RE: slopeguy Aug 1, 2008 09:50 AM

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

      1. didactic katydid RE: Tay Aug 3, 2008 11:00 AM

        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"...

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          psnative RE: didactic katydid Aug 3, 2008 01:26 PM

          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.

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          B71 RE: slopeguy Aug 4, 2008 11:10 AM

          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.

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