Spotted At 195 Franklin Street: Closed For Good?

October 15, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

The old(er)-timers reading this tome might recall this establishment’s previous incarnation: the Greenpoint Coffee House. This establishment was quite popular and its closure was the source of much distress— and anger— to a great many people in this community. If what I saw passing by on any given day was any indication, it would appear that its successor never quite caught on. As for what will happen next— that is for us to wait and see. The sign clearly states that while closed for good, a new restaurant will open under new management next year. Hmm…

Garden Spot Cafe
Status: closed, pending new management
195 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Special thanks goes out to eagle_teater for tipping me off to this. Thanks!

Spotted On Franklin Street: Now Open

January 1, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

That’s right, folks after much ado The Garden Spot Cafe is open for business! NOTE: right now they are serving a limited burch menu which you can see by clicking here.

Garden Spot Cafe
Status: Open for brunch only
195 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

Spotted On Franklin Street: Now Hiring

December 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

2010 is almost over and the Garden Spot Cafe has yet to open. However, this is an encouraging sign. Any and all interested in applying for any of these jobs should contact “Jeff” at the above-listed telephone number. Good luck!

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: More About The Garden Spot Cafe

October 23, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

I recently noted that 159 Franklin Street, formerly known as the Greenpoint Coffee House, appeared to be nearing completion. Well, according to an email I received it would appear I was right! A tipster we’ll call “Cat” writes:

…you had asked about updates for the Garden Spot Cafe, which will open in the location of the former Greenpoint Coffee House.  Jeff, the owner of both the building and the new cafe (who is also the manager for the building where I live) told me yesterday that he expects to open soon, possibly within a month.  From what he told me, it sounds like the cafe will serve standard American fare and will have a full liquor license.  In my own self interest I asked of there would be some vegetarian selections and he said yes.  I’m not sure how much publicity he is looking for at this point or if he has a whole PR campaign planned, but Jeff is a nice guy and a lifelong resident of Greenpoint so I hope he gets the word out soon and does well in his latest Greenpoint endeavor.

So there have you.

Garden Spot Cafe
OPENING DATE: 11/2010
195 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather


Spotted On Franklin Street: Progress

October 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

The paper is slowly being removed from the much-promised Garden Spot Cafe

yet there appears to be plenty of work left to be done! Does anyone have the 411 on when this establishment will (at long last) open? If so, I’d like to hear from you— via comments or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com.

Thanks!

Miss Heather

Coming To Greenpoint: A Bike Shop & A Homeless Shelter?

August 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

If the folks fixing up 1078 Manhattan Avenue (the former digs of Greenpoint Furniture) are to be believed this former will be the case! They did not divulge the name of their establishment, however, they said they were shooting for a September 1 opening date. So there have you!

New Bike Shop
Opening Date: September 1, 2010
1078 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

And closing on a decidedly different note it has been brought to my attention that 400 McGuinness Boulevard may very well become a homeless shelter. Here’s the forwarded email I received from a tipster. It comes from the Manager of Community Board 1:

Not only is this a hop-skip from our soon-to-be new bike shop, but this “assessment center”, if green-lighted, will be a turd’s toss from the Newtown Creek Nature Walk. Fascinating.

Miss Heather

P.S.: If what I saw walking by today is any indication, it would also appear the Garden Spot Cafe may be ready to open its doors. Soon.

From The New York Shitty Inbox: More About The Garden Spot Cafe

April 2, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

C writes:

Spoke to a source [My landlord] who apparently owns the building greenpoint coffee house was in, and says they’re planning on opening the garden spot cafe by june 1st, redoing it all, menu and etc, w/ barbecue and pot roast and etc, and get this: a garden! Apparently there’s a back yard on Green Street the coffee house didn’t have access to, but they’re going to be opening it up.

Can’t wait for summers in the sun.

From the looks of things I’d say they have their work cut out for them!

Garden Spot Cafe
Opening Date: June 1, 2010
195 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Bar At 200 Franklin?

March 28, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

M writes:

Hello Miss Heather,

I have a question I was hoping you might be able to help provide some insight on, seeing as you are generally my go to source for Greenpoint related news. I live on the corner of Franklin and Huron and for the past 2 years have learned to ignore the monstrosity being built down the block from me. However, I might have accidentally warmed up to it a little bit, if only because the construction workers were extremely polite and cordial-to the point where I actually looked forward to seeing them in the morning and evening as I went on my commute.  Anyway, I’ve started to notice some activity in the ground floor store fronts and am curious as to what is going in. I didn’t see any signs posted that might provide answers, but in the store front right on the corner of Franklin and India I saw the potential for a coffee shop/restaurant. Mainly some chairs, maybe a fridge, a chalkboard menu with was I think was “English Breakfast” and reasonable prices.  Is there any chance the Greenpoint Coffee House might have found a new home? Or am I just projecting my owns dreams and desires into this store front?

Here’s what I know:

  1. The last day the Greenpoint Coffee House was open there was a liquor license petition for a tavern serving “light fare” to be located this address.
  2. I have heard rumors— and that’s just what they are, rumors— that some folks from the Greenpoint Coffee House are behind this endeavor.

In any case, it certainly appears a bar will be taking this space. The buzz I have heard affirms this.

On a related note, you might be interested to know the Garden Spot Cafe (which will be taking over the Greenpoint Coffee House’s old space and is purported to open this spring) has applied for and been awarded a liquor license. In closing, I’s like to pass along this liquor license application I found while poking around Community Board 1’s web site:

Lest you are wondering where 1110 Manhattan Avenue is located, it is directly across the street from the place formerly known as the Greenpoint Hotel.

Miss Heather

P.S.: Here’s one last piece of tantalizing neighborhood gossip.

It is rumored the people behind 7A are behind the restaurant slated to grace Casa Mon Amour’s old space at 162 Franklin Street.

New York Shitty Day Ender: One Last Time

February 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Taken February 12,  2010.

Miss Heather

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