Business Openings And Closings in 2014 & What’s On The Horizon For 2015

Business Openings And Closings in 2014 & What’s On The Horizon For 2015
Hunger Pang inside

It has been quite the year for businesses opening and closing in the neighborhood, from restaurants and bakeries to beauty salons and yoga centers. As we move into the new year, we wanted to take a look back at everything that has flung open their doors to our community, as well as bid us adieu.

What openings have you been most excited about? Or what do you wish had never left? And, as we welcome 2015, what’s on your wish list as far as businesses opening in our area?

Businesses that opened in 2014:

A+ Eagle

Amazing Saver Discount and Grocery



Church Ave Yoga & Bodywork Center

Cortelyou Market by Key Food

Dallas BBQ

Dev’s Tutorial


El Catrin

Element Beauty Lounge

Elite Gym

Erv’s on Beekman

Ezra Guitar

Family of Light Holistic Center

Fruitilicious Café

Gap Factory Store

Hartwell Vegetarian

Hunger Pang

Ideal Market

Mallenche Mexican Grill


Newkirk Fruit

Nine Chains

Pilates on Cortelyou

Prospect Gymnastics

Salty H20 Marine

Splash Health Spot

Businesses that closed in 2014:

Atlas Meat Market (relocated to Gravesend)

C-Town (became Ideal Market)

China Dragon

The Dogwood

John’s Bakery

New York Brick Oven Pizza

Picket Fence (which is reopening as an Indian restaurant)

Tasty Deli Grocery

Toy Space

As for 2015, there’s already quite a bit happening on the business horizon, including the hope that 773 Lounge will soon be able to reopen after it was destroyed by a fire in November, and next month’s openings of the revitalized Kings Theatre and Kari Browne’s ELK Café. Plus, Ox Cart Tavern’s Jim Mamary and David Pitula are opening an Asian fusion restaurant on Cortelyou Road.

We’re looking forward to seeing what happens over the next year!