Thursday, May 15, 2014

TD Bank Coming Soon to Court Street

A while back, it was announced that TD Bank will be occupying part of the commercial ground floor space in the new Union Sackett development. The bank's new Court Street branch will be opening soon. This accord to posters that were just plastered on the storefront's windows yesterday afternoon. The space inside still looks rather unfinished, so it may still take some weeks before the grand opening.
In the meantime, the two other commercial spaces are now occupied by medical offices and an urgent care clinic.



Anonymous said...

This neighborhood really needs another bank. This one also doubles as a free pen dispensary. Can't wait to see those shiny, empty desks though those big windows. My only complaint is that this branch should be larger. I could hear crickets the last time I went into Investors Bank (to make change).

Dee Okrah said...

overheard the manager of Chase Bank on Carroll and Court talking about this yesterday. He said something along the lines of him not being worried about the opening but that they'll bring some competition in business. I feel bad for Apple Bank though. They're on the opposite side of the block on Court and Sackett Street. Really hope they get to stay in Business.

Anonymous said...

As a TD customer I am honestly so excited about this. The nearest are both about 1.5 miles away...on Montague and on 5th Ave in Park Slope. I know we all shudder at the thought of another bank, but this major chain is a needed addition!

Rob said...

What the neighborhood is really going to need is a real grocery store. Met Foods is definitely on it's way out and I don't really see where a new one could even open up that would be convenient to people who near Smith and East of it.

Anonymous said...

It's really sad that all our vital services (like supermarkets and grocery stores) are either being squeezed out or not being replaced by similar establishments when the owners retire. When I was growing up here, there were dozens of different stores to get your groceries: Rainbow Market (where you got bunches of parsley and basil for free whenever you shopped there); Aiello's; Pastosa (and its predecessor whose name escapes me); Tony's Meat Market; Fran's Fruits & Vegetables; Bohack's Supermarket; Sal Cusimano's Fish Market; Mastellone's (all within 3-4 blocks of each other on Court); Martino's Meat Market; Pete's Grocery Store; Tony's Grocery Store; Joe's Superette (in its hey-day); Gabriel's Grocery Store (ditto on Smith). And these are the stores I remember where my parents shopped on a regular basis -- I know I'm missing a few. We had an abundance of places to shop, and all of these stores did very well and stayed in business for decades. If you couldn't find what you wanted here, you probably wouldn't find it anywhere. Of course, many of the owners retired in time, but no one filled their absence. Granted, Met on Smith is not a jewel (and its manager doesn't deserve any awards), but it is a large grocery that serves a purpose -- whether you shop there on a regular basis or just run in for a few last-minute staples for dinner on your way home from work. While Union Market may be fancy and has a nice selection of items, most of its prices for produce, meats and fish (not all of which are of the utmost freshness) are obscene. Trader Joe's is "fun," if you can tolerate the lines. K&Y Vegetables is ok when their produce is at its freshest. Aside from these places, we now have only Met on Henry, Sahadi's and Key Food on Atlantic as our local supermarkets...and possibly Pacific Green if it survives its lawsuit against its landlord. And thank heaven for Fish Tales which sells the freshest fish I've seen here since Sal Cusimano retired 45 years ago. If you don't have a car, grocery shopping is becoming more challenging. We truly need a good-sized, local supermarket to fill the void being left by Met/Smith when it closes later this year.

Anonymous said...

oh man, i was hoping it would be another italian restaurant. and to the people complaining about more grocery stores- what you want another Union Markup or a Whole Foods? Yeah!!!!!