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GREENWICH VILLAGE—A sweets enterprise intriguingly named "Insomnia Cookies" is headed for 8th Street between MacDougal and Sixth Ave. According to Crain's, the company has built its business on a delivery service that caters to (stoned?) college students; this will be the first brick-and-mortar retail location. The tiny 300-square-foot store will serve freshly-baked cookies and milk, natch. [Crain's]
COBBLE HILL—The plan to turn the first floor of the jail at Atlantic Ave and Smith Street into retail has been resurrected. The city has saucily included a Trader Joe's in the renderings, even though everyone knows that the TJ's is going in a block from there. Also, the commissioners want to double the size of the house of detention. What a bunch of crazy dreamers. [Curbed]