Gotham Market at The Ashland, Target open this week
And now you never have to go to Manhattan again (or anywhere else, for that matter)
As a Downtown Brooklyn local, now there’s even less reason to schlep those couple of stops into Manhattan – for business or pleasure. This is in good part thanks to two major openings this week, and more on the horizon.
At City Point, a ‘flexible format’ Target is now open that has been curated for the local audience. In our case, that’s the young couples, families, working professionals and students that comprise our growing community. Officially opening on Sunday, January 29, the 125,000 sq ft Target brings 250 jobs to the neighborhood, and also includes a CVS Pharmacy and Starbucks.
Downtown Brooklyn has food for days
Gotham Market at The Ashland is a brand new food hall with a huge range of food and beverage options. From the folks behind Gotham Market West in Hell’s Kitchen, the expansive space brings delicious offerings, from Apizza Regionale, Bar Granger, Flip Bird, Crabby Shack, Mason Jar, MJ Station and more.
Korilla’s coming to town to stay
And to round out the exciting news, Korilla BBQ announced that it will open a permanent location at 2 MetroTech this spring. Like nearby Domo Taco at 66 Willoughby, Korilla BBQ started frequenting the area as a food truck, and found that Downtown Brooklyn’s emerging status as a food desination made locating here a no-brainer.
These latest additions follow hot on the train of last year’s arrivals - Century 21, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and its House of Wax bar.
Downtown Brooklyn is at the heart of it all
With each opening, it’s getting even easier to proclaim that Downtown Brooklyn has it all, although locals have been saying this for years. New restaurants and bars started popping up left and right several years ago, then Barclays Stadium opened, bringing professional basketball, hockey and global events to the neighborhood. Of course, with 13 subway lines, 15 bus lines and the promise of the BQX streetcar whizzing silently by in the future, you can get anywhere and be home in under an hour – no matter where in the city you spend the day exploring.
Even more is in the works. Trader Joe’s is set to open soon at City Point, and in 2018, the neighborhood will welcome a 365 by Whole Foods at 300 Ashland Place, just a few minutes’ walk from all the great shops at the Atlantic Terminal Mall.
For those of us who live and/or work in Downtown Brooklyn, this level of convenience is home sweet home indeed.