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RackedWire: New Boutique for Smith Street, FreshDirect Finally Delivering to Bed-Stuy

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CARROLL GARDENS—"I live in Carroll Gardens and there is a new storefront at 231 Smith Street with this cool beach scene covering the windows and a date on it. Do you know anything about this?" asks a puzzled Racked reader (tropical-themed signage pictured above). Neighborhood sources tell us that it will be a men's and women's clothing boutique named Epaulette (or Epellete, the exact name is still unclear) moving into the former Ohio Knitting Mills storefront. [RackedWire Inbox]

BED-STUY—FreshDirect has come down from its pedestal and deigned to deliver to Bed-Stuy residents (well, some of them). And the community rejoices! Urbanite reports that "Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz was present to usher in this new era of fresh foods in a box delivered to the doors of Bed-Stuy residents." The future is now. [Urbanite]