Walk down Court Street between 11 AM and 3 PM, and you will smell the roasting coffee from blocks away. It's as integral to the neighborhood as the aroma of freshly baked bread and the scent of fresh tomato sauce.
But for some, it would appear, the smell of d'Amico's roasted coffee wafting from the business is a problem.
After someone complained, Joan and Frank D'Amico Jr. taped a note on their window, reminding people that their business has been there for a very long time .
The note reads:
To all our neighbors:For those of you who are new to the neighborhood, D'Amico's has been in business since 1948. We have been roasting coffee almost as long. We understand that not all people like the smell of roasting coffee. This is our business. If you have concerns with our roasting schedule, please, we invite you to come and talk to us. We hope we can work together to solve this issue. Thank you.Let's hope this neighborhood institution will continue roasting coffee on Court Street for another 60 years.
D'Amico's is part of the reason Carroll Gardens is special and why so many love living here.
Without the smell or roasted coffee, it just wouldn't be the same, would it?