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After 50 Years, Heights Veterinary Hospital Closes

After more than 50 years, the Heights Veterinary Hospital on Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights has closed. The veterinary hospital has been a fixture of Brooklyn Heights since Dr. Bernard Wasserman bought and renovated the building in 1957. Eagle photo by Henrik Krogius.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — Pet owners in Brooklyn Heights were surprised to learn over the weekend that the Heights Veterinary Hospital at 59 Hicks St. (at Cranberry Street) has closed. A sign posted in the window refers patients to Dr. Greenberg at Atlantic Animal Care, 85 Atlantic Ave. (between Henry and Hicks streets), (718) 797-0070.

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129 Storefronts in DUMBO Area; Vacancy at 10.2%

DUMBO — “The Brooklyn retail market has accelerated this year, trending upward in both price and velocity,” said Chris Havens of the Creative Real Estate Group.

Havens reports that in what he calls the Greater DUMBO Area — Fulton Ferry Landing, DUMBO and Vinegar Hill — there are 129 storefronts with 309,000 square feet currently utilized as retail, restaurant, office and studio space.

Spaces range from 50 square feet to 6,000 square feet, with most availability above 3,000 square feet, according to Havens’ report.

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New Shop Local Campaign Launching on Montague Street Jan. 4

A new “shop local” campaign — First Wednesday on Montague — will be launched this January 4. Dozens of Montague Street businesses will be offering special deals on the first Wednesday of every month from January through June.

To kick off the campaign, the Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID) is hosting a free event on Jan. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish House, 157 Montague St. There will be a photo booth, jazz performed by the Lucas Dedmon quartet, and complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres and hot-spiced apple cider. Children will also get to learn and play chess on a giant chessboard from 5 – 6 p.m. The event is open to the public.

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3 Media Production Companies Lease Space in DUMBO

DUMBO — Two Trees Management Co. reports the move of three media production companies to DUMBO. The three join a growing roster of production companies that are enjoying DUMBO and Two Trees amenities, like attended parking garages and digital availability.

“DUMBO is one of New York’s artistic and cultural centers offering creative businesses a collaborative environment with access to like-minded companies and great office spaces equipped with the latest technologies,” said Caroline Pardo, director of leasing for Two Trees.

Following are descriptions of the new leases and tenants:

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New ‘Restaurant Row’ Coming to 345 Adams St.

Old Office Building Gets New Appearance

This rendering shows what 345 Adams St. will look like once the redevelopment of the first two floors is finished. The area at right with the arched windows will house Sugar and Plumm and American BBQ and Beer Co. Rendering courtesy of Muss Development.

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — In the wake of the announcement earlier this year about new stores and a restaurant coming to the Brooklyn Municipal Building, two high-end eateries that are new to the city — Sugar and Plumm, and American BBQ and Beer Company — are coming to the first two floors of another city office building at 345 Adams St.

The redevelopment of the first two floors within the 1920s-era building is a project of Muss Development LLC, best known in Brooklyn as the developer of the nearby New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge and the Oceana condos in Brighton Beach.

The project, like the one at the Municipal Building, is part of the city’s overall effort to create new retail options in space that once housed government offices. The Municipal Building project is being carried out by another real estate firm, United American Land.

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Thrift Store Opens in Church’s Unused Space

Pictured is the new Underground Thrift Store Upstairs at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights. The historic church had been an active hub in the Underground Railroad. The church is now fighting slavery again, by donating some of the thrift store proceeds towards fighting modern day human trafficking. Photos by Aki Tuccu.

Compiled by Linda Collins

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — A new thrift store — the Underground Thrift Store Upstairs at Plymouth Church — has been operating successfully in newly renovated unused loft space since its opening this fall.

The store, a project of the congregation of Plymouth Church, donates a portion (25 percent) of its proceeds to organizations fighting modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

Open every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., it can be found at 65 Hicks St., between Orange and Cranberry streets in Brooklyn Heights.

Project chair Jeanette King describes the offerings as a “fine, curated collection of upscale and designer clothing and accessories for women, children and men, and beautiful collectibles for the home.”

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