Free Market Capitalism At Its Very Finest

October 16, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

If there is one word I would use to describe the Greenpoint entrepreneur it would be “innovator”. Where else in this city (and perhaps the world) can you find a graffiti store just down the block from a business that makes sorbet out of wine which in turn is just a hop-skip away from a shop which has shackles and a $400 muskrat for sale? Don’t everyone speak up at once now.

Yes sir, the Garden Spot of the Universe is a very special place and I just learned it is set to become even more special.

As I walking home from getting my hair cut at Zoe’s Beauty Spa & Salon (Anna gives great cuts, by the way) I spied these chaps working on this lovely old garage on Greenpoint Avenue. I was delighted to see this nifty building getting a face lift and decided to tell them so.

Miss Heather: I’m really happy to see someone is finally doing something with this building. What’s it going to be? A restaurant?
Man: A beer spa.
Miss Heather: A… beer… spa?
Man: Yes, a beer spa. Greenpoint has enough bars. We’re selling boutique beer. You’ll be able to knock back a beer and get a nice massage.
Miss Heather: You’re serious?
Man: Of course I am! See that van over there?

Miss Heather: Yes.
Man: That’s my business. You like beer?
Miss Heather: Mostly in the summer —although I’ve been known to like a nice amber ale in cooler months.
Man: We’ll be selling those, so be sure to check us out!
Miss Heather: Will do.

So there have you folks. I suspect I speak for many of my fellow Greenpointers when I say I hope this (unfolding) story has a happy ending!

Miss Heather


4 Comments on Free Market Capitalism At Its Very Finest

  1. d on Fri, 17th Oct 2008 2:16 pm
  2. Beer and a massage? I’m in!

  3. Chief Mag » Chief Blog» Blog Archive on Fri, 24th Oct 2008 7:38 pm
  4. […] the blog New York Shitty, it will be a place that you can “knock back a beer and get a nice massage.” Which […]

  5. MJK012579 on Tue, 28th Oct 2008 11:37 am
  6. Where on greenpoint avenue is this and keep updates please!!!!!! I like the idea of drinking and a back rub…

    […] Lane and the Dutch brouwer or brewer, is slated to be a new craft beer store on Greenpoint Avenue. Miss Heather reports that it will be a “beer spa.” Apparently you will be able to buy beer and get a massage […]

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