Yesterday we took our monthly walk along Park Slope's Fifth Avenue, from Dean to 18th Streets. We found a lot of changes since November:
A mysterious coffee place popped up at 186 Fifth Avenue. They have great refreshments, space, Wifi but...no name. Yet. The owner said he would have one within a couple of weeks. Puzzling. There is also a coffee shop being built in the former Serene Rose space. Fifth Avenue now appears to be the place to shop for vintage clothes and a good cup of coffee.
We also saw some action in the old Fifth Avenue Pizzeria (203 Fifth Avenue) space but we couldn't figure out what was going on. Anyone have any tips?
Finally, Hakone Sushi (201 Fifth Avenue) is now called Dao Palate. This appears to be a second location for the restaurant, which is also on Flatbush Avenue.
We were sad to see a number of shops closing on the Avenue. Tower electronics and Hog Mountain had "Going Out of Business" sale signs on their doors. Of course, Toy's "R" Us's "Pop-up Shop" was being prepared to shut down, now that the holiday season is over. In addition, Extraordinary was cleaning out its shop as we were walking by and Dogs Den Daycare appeared to have been shut down.
As we like to say, the only thing certain in this world is CHANGE.