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It would be hard to argue that Cobble Hill needs a sleek, high-end grocery store, given that it's already got fruit stands, mom-and-pop bakeries, coffee roasters, a highly acclaimed cheese shop, and an excellent old-school butcher shop that carries organic meat. But we can't really complain about Union Market moving into the neighborhood, especially since it's replacing a Blockbuster—hardly an essential ingredient in the local flavor. (See what we did there? Cooking jokes!)
The market, which opens on Monday, December 21st, promises organic seasonal produce, all-natural meat, and fresh seafood delivered daily. Its 288 Court Street location will be much larger than the two Park Slope outposts, and when the owners gave it a makeover, they used a green enough approach that they might be able to get LEED certified. When we walked by today, the store was almost hidden by boxes of goods standing on the sidewalk, just waiting to be stacked on the shelves.
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