Gaia DiLoreto in her 'By Brooklyn' store
The past few months has not been good for Smith Street as stores and restaurants have been closing one by one on this once very popular commercial strip. Sadly, you can now add 'By Brooklyn' at 261 Smith Street to the long list.
PMFA was alerted to the closing by a reader who simply said: "So depressing."
'By Brooklyn' owner Gaia DiLoreto confirmed the end of the road for both her Smith Street store in Carroll Gardens and her Williamsburg store on her business' Facebook page.
"Thank you to everyone for making the past 5 years such an incredible adventure. It's been a wild ride and we are glad you could be part of it."
This closing is not only sad for Gia, but also for the community of artists and craftsmen she helped support by selling their Brooklyn-inspired wares in her store.
By Brooklyn is inviting people to stop by the store on Saturday, April 23 for a farewell party.
Yea, this is totally depressing. Gaia and 'By Brooklyn' will be very much missed on Smith Street.