Friday, February 22, 2013

Halstead Property Closes Office At 206 Court Street In Cobble Hill. High End Houseware Store Moving In?

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Though it seems that there is a new realty office opening in the neighborhood every other week, here is news that one is closing.
Almost exactly a year ago, Halstead Property bought Cobble Heights Realty at 206 Court Street in Cobble Hill as well as Heights Berkeley Realty at 76 7th Avenue in Park Slope.

Though Halstead already has an office on Court Street, just blocks away at 162 Court Street, it kept both locations open for a year.  However, it has just closed the office at 206 Court Street and is directing everyone to its existing location at the corner of Amity Street.

A real estate source informed me that "the deal was originally made just so Douglas Elliman could get the corner location in Park Slope formerly occupied by Heights Berkeley Realty."

What's more interesting for Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens residents is that the tipster also informed PMFA that a high end houseware store is coming to the Court Street location.
That's great news. We sure could use one.


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any word on what’s going in on the corner of Douglass and Court?

Katia said...

The former paint store? Yes, I would love to find out what's going i as well. Does anyone know?

Molly said...

I was able to peek in a little bit the other day and it looked restaurant-ish! Fingers crossed no more Thai food or burger joints...

Katia said...

Yes, let's hope no more burgers.

Trish said...

i suspect it will be a full-service nail salon that serves thai food and burgers.

Katia said...

Trish, you are probably right.

psternglass said...

I think that the old paint store is going to be a bagel place.

I hope a good housewares store moves in, that would be great!!

Anonymous said...

It's definitely a food-related business. I saw a walk-in refrigerator being installed downstairs and also see food display cases in there. Maybe a takeout wood burning pizza burger nail salon that will also find you an apartment? I hope so.

Anonymous said...

It's another location of Bergen Bagels. Brownstoner reported it awhile back. Supposedly the bagels are very good. I can't wait!

Katia said...

Thanks for the info. Looking forward to a better bagel place here in the neighborhood.

Jill said...

I so don't want a high end housewares store. I don't want to be in a high end neighborhood. I love Winn Discount, and Close out Connections, and the card store with fun housewares and other local places. The high end places knock out the other guys, and then take off. I'll never forget when Blockbuster destroyed every small video store in the neighborhood within six months and then left that big gaping hole and no options.

Katia said...

Hi Jill,
I agree, except for the fact that Winn Discount has jacked up its prices so much that it has become 'upscale' without looking upscale.
If I am going to spend $9 for a replacement mop sponge, I don't want to trip over boxes in the aisles.

It was a grew neighborhood store years ago, but now they are just fleecing local residents who don't have a car and can't go to Lowe's.

Anonymous said...

I agree. I went into Winn ONCE, and everything I could have possibly bought on a regular basis there was overpriced. Almost comically so.

A housewares store would be a great addition to the neighborhood.

C.G. family since before St. Agnes said...

And what makes you think that another Housewares Store would charge any less than Winn's?

Consider what thier Rent or Mortgage would be as a new arrival in C.G. Do you really think they're not going to charge "at least" the MSRP?

Winn's Prices have gone-up, but most of their prices are under MSRP.
Winn is an individual location - of course you can by Mop Replacement Heads at PathMark for less - - - their buyers shop for 100's of stores and they get a volume discount.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if Winn just spiffy'd up a bit and simplified their inventory. Either way, its always nice to have options.

Anonymous said...

The reason to shop at Winn is because it's convenient.. And I LOVE that they have a little bit of everything, it's what makes the place unique.

Anonymous said...

I pass that block every morning on my walk to Boro Hall subway. Court Street is filthy lately, and that block is one of the worst. Garbage thrown everywhere. What happened to sweeping our sidewalks?