Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Changes on Columbia Street

We're seeing some new businesses opening soon in the Waterfront District, and one sudden and sad closure.

First, the good news.
The long-closed Waterfront Restaurant
space will soon be a new diner called
Water's Edge Diner.

We hope it will be a 24-hour diner!

What WILL be open 24 hours is a new
bagel shop on Summit and Hamilton.
New signage was posted this week and
a neighbor says the opening is imminent.

I also recently passed by the space on Union and Hicks which housed
The Coffee Den (RIP). A few gentlemen were seated around the bar tasting wines, and they told me the bar will have an excellent wine list and will be opening

image by http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiarescott/
And I'm told the space on Columbia St next to Margaret Palca will be a ballet school!

The windows were uncovered last week to reveal the interior. It looks almost ready to open!

image from http://barsinbrooklyn.com
And the sad news. Many of you know that Moonshine's last night will be September 17. The bar's owner wanted to move on. Rumor has it that the new owner plans to keep the space a bar but with a new look and new staff. We will miss the friendly bartenders and unpretentious, friendly community that gathers there. The Columbia Street News wants your stories,  photos, and memories for a tribute they are putting together. Send them to columbiastreetnews <at> gmail <dot> com.

If you have more of a scoop on these openings and closings than I do, please share in the comments.

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