Thursday, October 20, 2016

Former Deli On Hoyt Street In Carroll Gardens To Become Liquor Store

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A few days ago, reader Ben made us aware of a notice posted on the front door of the former deli at 347 Hoyt Street at the corner of Carroll Street in the landmarked section of Carroll Gardens. According to the public notice, the new commercial tenant is applying for an off-premise liquor store license from the New York State Liquor Authority.

For decades, this was home to a neighborhood deli. For the past few years, it was called the 'Carroll Gardens Deli' and was owned by a young man named Mohammed, who, along with his helper Victor, has served the local community from morning to evening.
Unfortunately, Mohammed was forced to close his business in March of this year because of ever-increasing rent payments as well as several violations on the building that make it impossible for him to apply for permits to use the oven and griddle in his premises.

Interestingly enough, Avery Hall Investments, who is currently developing a 17-unit 'boutique' condo on President Street, purchased this property in 2013 with a partner.  On its web site, Avery Hall states that it "recognized the intrinsic upside of the asset and during the contract period, re-structured several leases at the property." Obviously, the restructuring included raising the rent of the Carroll Gardens deli.
Subsequently, AHI divested its interest to its partner, according to the web site.

Do you live nearby?  Do you miss the deli? Are you looking forward to a liquor store at this spot?  Would love to hear your opinion.

Here are a few photos of the former deli back in March 2016.


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

They were so sweet in that deli. It used to be on our regular walking route when my kids were little and whenever we were short cash they always insisted we take what we wanted and come back to pay whenever we could. I'm sorry to hear they closed.

Anonymous said...

I live off of Bond so I was sad that they closed. They were the closest place to pick up quick things without having to walk all the way to Smith St. I also don't mind that it's going to be a liquor store. That will be nicer to have a place closer without having to trek all the way over to Smith and Vine or Carroll Gardens Liquors on court when I want to pick up some wine. Nothing wrong with the other places but this will at least be on the way home from the Carroll St stop.

Lisanne said...

They were very nice but the pricing was never consistent. Changed daily. Or depended on who was ringing you up. Loved the convenience but always felt like they were waiting to be shut down what with the no pricing, dusty merchandise and opsticle course layout. The cast of regulars were like the Brooklyn version of Green acres people at Mr Haineys store and hopefully are prob hanging out at the illegal,Bond street garage deli which caters to Lightstone workers. Run by a guy (Victor?) who used to work at the deli. Liquor store? nice not to have to schlep up to Court or Smith but a functioning deli is way better.

Biraz Turk said...

I miss them. They were very nice. And I'm loyal to Smith and Vine. But look on the bright side. At least it's not another nail salon.

Anonymous said...

I am sad to find out that its not going to be an italian restaurant. that means i still have to walk one more block to smith to choose between 5 terrible italian restaurants.

Anonymous said...

All the kids waking to school will enjoy seeing a place they can't go into.

Anonymous said...

A pub would've been even better but a liquor store is definitely needed in our neighborhood. That deli became so filthy during its last few years, I only went in there to use the ATM.

Mary said...

I miss it quite a bit - when you ran out of milk or butter or wanted a newspaper, it was right there, and Mohammed was a really nice individual. I was always struck by his pleasant voice and lovely accent.

redrube said...

It was Mr. Drucker's store.

Anonymous said...

Yes Deli Grocery would have been better than a Liquor store in a residential neighborhood. UN-elected Community Board 6 again rubber stamps anything that comes past their desk. They only represent themselves and the Mayor. This is NOT democracy

Anonymous said...

That's not how democracy works. You don't vote on which stores open. And why wouldn't they allow it? It's a store, not a bar. You don't actually drink there.

Anonymous said...

besides community board only can give a recommendation. they really have no authority.

redrube said...

They can go in they just can't buy anything except maybe a cork screw.