Monday, January 23, 2017

Just Another Store Closing: Paspartou On Court Street

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And the news of businesses closing on Smith Street and Court Street continues with Paspartou, a "Brooklyn Artisanal Shop of European roots laced with nautical influences."

The lovely storefront at 206 Court Street in Cobble Hill is currently for rent by Halstead Properties for $7,500 a month.
Paspartou, which sells jewelry, tableware, bedlinen and decorative items both vintage and modern, opened in 2013. All items in the store were carefully chosen by owner Gosia Rojek, who has impeccable taste. The store was a wonderful source for gifts, but, alas, a bit too expensive.

The space was formally occupied by Cobble Heights Realty.  What would you like to see to move in next?


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another store (that sold nothing useful and no one went in to and was insanely expensive) is closing. I wonder why?

Jim said...

I agree 'Anon'. Makes me wonder if any of these small business entrepreneurs conduct a due diligence and demographic study on the neighborhood. It's a hard and expensive lesson to learn that selling what you like versus what others like are two different things.

Anonymous said...

@ANON 2:25pm Nothing useful? just like your comment.... I used to shop there.

Anonymous said...

@ANON 5:39pm Apparently not enough...

Trumbull Bully said...

It's probably going to turn into a tax write-off.

Anonymous said...

I tried to like this place, but each time I went in the staff/owner (?) was so smug and aloof that I did not feel joy shopping there and giving them my money. Their prices were too high--how many $40 tiny bowls/candles/tea towels does a person need? Sorry, not all closings are tragedies.

Timothy Reed said...

Paying $7500/month is a lot of kitchen towels and tumblers. I wish landlords would recognize that having reliable, stable commercial tenants is better business and better for the neighborhood than squeezing every dollar out of a storefront property.

Alison said...

I'm sorry to see yet another store close but their prices were way too steep for my wallet.

teresa said...

i totally agree with the previous anonymous comment-- the owner was never very welcoming, posted a ton of store rules, and made me feel so nervous whenever I browsed. i stopped going in. there are much lovelier stores with equal, if not better offerings, without the attitude. I can't say i will miss it.

Anonymous said...

I find it sad that the comments posted are so hateful and negative. I loved this shop for it's unique assortment of European Imports, local artists and gorgeous pottery. A breath of fresh air for sure when it's not the typical "Made in China" crap. The owner was never less than welcoming on the rare occasion that she was in the shop. Amazing the bashing for a small local business that employed local residents and brought something unique to the neighborhood. Sorry to see it go.