Exclusive: Sheepshead Bay Road Is Getting A Starbucks

1600 Sheepshead Bay Road

SHEEPSHEAD BAY – Starbucks will take over space previously occupied by AT&T dealer, and plan to open the 1,525-square-foot space in the first quarter of 2020, expanding your options for a decent cup of coffee in the neighborhood.

Earlier this week, Muss Development LLC, who developed 1 Brooklyn Bay in partnership with AvalonBay on Sheepshead Bay Road, signed the paperwork for a long term lease with Starbucks Corporation for the Sheepshead Bay Road storefront steps from the B/Q stop.

“Sheepshead Bay has seen a major resurgence in the last twenty years,” said Muss Development President Jason Muss.

“As the residential market continues to boom in this diverse neighborhood, there is an increasing demand for retail services. As the first Starbucks in the area, it will be a great addition to the community and to the residents of 1 Brooklyn Bay.”

Starbucks will sit at the entrance to 1 Brooklyn Bay, Muss’s new Perkins Eastman designed condominium tower and the tallest residential project in South Brooklyn, that offers a plethora of amenities and 2.5 acres of private grounds with a pool, bocce court, barbeque pits, and dog runs.

A peek at amenities at 1 Brooklyn Bay, courtesy of Muss Development.

Asked why Starbucks, Muss said that “they were the best and most in-demand tenant available for the space. Local tenants are well represented on Sheepshead Bay Road – Starbucks adds something currently unavailable in the area and will serve as a great amenity to the neighborhood.”

Despite the many empty storefronts, Sheepshead Bay Road does offer some excellent dining and the New York Times raves about Café Dushanbe, Lagman House and Belarussian Xata. Emmons Avenue, where you can quickly feel like you have arrived in the Mediterranian is not far either, and check out one of their latest additions – Sushi by Bou.

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Liena Zagare

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  1. Hey, look at Bklyner, covering a story about Sheepshead Bay that isn’t a fire or a crime! Thanks!

  2. There goes the neighborhood. They are probably planning to rename Brighton Beach “Sandy Heights” next.

  3. Since it’s beneath the people who live in this monstrosity to set foot in a bodega or some such, of course it had to be a Starbucks. But praise your favorite deity – it could’ve been another “upscale” sushi joint…

  4. There is already a very nice cafe there with good coffee and food at a fair price that has been in business for about 12 years. i hope they are not affected

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