Closings, and Rumors of Closings

The Brooklyn Papers (pdf) has a handy chart listing the various business closings up and down Court Street that have the nabe all up in arms. It seems that some of these closings are just rumors (the Cobble Hill Cinema’s demise, it seems, is greatly exaggerated). But some are for real.

After the jump, the rundown.

  • Check Cashing/Western Union, 361 Court Street: Rumored to be converted into a Starbucks, the owner says he isn’t selling;
  • Bleach House, at 368 Court Street: Rumored to be turned into a McDonald’s, the fast-food chain claims it isn’t looking at that location;
  • Key Food, at 391 Court Street: It just closed, and it’ll become a CVS pharmacy;
  • Zipper, the furniture boutique at 288 Court Street: It’s closing, but KFC denies rumors it’s looking at that location;
  • Blockbuster Video, at 288 Court Street: Rumor is that it’ll be a Commerce Bank, and a Blockbuster worker said it could happen this summer.
  • -Matthew Grace