More Bay Ridge Closings & A Retail Save


BAY RIDGE — Retailers continue to shutter in Southern Brooklyn and some of the more recent closings come after businesses have been in around for decades. Here are the latest additions to what has become a haven for vacant storefronts.

Farewell postings of the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs in Dyker Heights appeared on Facebook Monday. The property was sold on Oct. 23, 2018, for $12.25 million to 660 86th St. LLC. The century-old hot dog makers leave four remaining restaurants in Brooklyn, including two in Coney Island, and one each in Marine Park and Ft. Greene.

Paws Truly, announced they were going out of business earlier this year but have since found a new home in Bay Ridge. The pet store will share space with retail neighbors, Appletree Natural Market at 7613 3rd Avenue as of February 1, 2019.

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Owner of The Painted Pot in Bay Ridge has a different story. After 20 years, the pottery studio announced Sunday they’ll shut their doors on January 31.

The Bay Ridge location is the second of three pottery stores for Liza Mendoza, 54, who opened the 3rd Avenue storefront just six months after the first one in Cobble Hill.

“This store has a special place in my heart and I’m sad to see it go,” Mendoza told Bklyner.

The shop and property owner will continue operations at the other two locations, one each in Cobble Hill and Park Slope, but said she wanted to slow down a bit. Mendoza said she’ll use the extra time to focus on her own pottery making.

More than twenty people commented on the announcement post, mostly expressing their regret.

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