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J.Crew Coming to Court Street

By Lisa M. Collins

I’m sorry to join the din, but this feels like the beginning of the end — J.Crew is coming to Court Street. It’s moving into the corner space at Court and Pacific that for the last 13  years has been Pacific Green gourmet grocery store.

I don’t know why it feels like a big deal, after Bare Burger chain, Trader Joe’s and Barney’s around the corner, and the slate of new chain-type lunch bodegas have opened on Court. But somehow, a J. Crew — it feels like a big change. Remember when Court Street was dusty underpants stores, smoky lotto stands and meat-market grocery shops?

The owner of Pacific Green tells Gothamist that he was pushed out by the landlord who wanted higher rent.

Esquire Magazine did a survey of Twitter rantings about the move. We’re big news people.

 And quite a momentous three years since I wrote, in 2011, “Is Court the new Smith?”

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Jon
June 9, 2013
4:57 PM

If people stop giving their money to these franchises and instead support the “mom and pop” shops and restaurants, these companies would not be moving in. I for one, will not support Chipotle, Bareburger, Barney’s etc… I grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Cobble Hill over 20 years ago because I loved the vibe of this neighborhood. Support the small businesses in our neighborhood.