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This afternoon, the mysterious Vermont Market in Carroll Gardens will be unveiling its television makeover performed by Discovery Channel's Construction Intervention. The storefront location is a place of neighborhood lore, which began in the 90's when a nabe recluse opened Vermont Market and Pharmacy as a country store and pharmacy. The store then sat deserted until recently when new lease owners struggled to transform the space into a retro Green market/soda shop of sorts. Lost City even describes the history as "it's hard to explain".
Fortunately, the space was deemed worthy of television documented assistance by Construction Intervention. The show is a reality makeover show that rescues small New York City businesses caught in the throes of some sort of construction debacle. Lost City reports that "the outside has been painted a mint green, the tile floor protected, and the antique wooden features all preserved." We'll be paying a visit to the space tonight, so stay tuned for a full report on the out-of-rehab Vermont Market.
· Refurbished Vermont Market to Reopen Today [Lost City]
· Carroll Gardens' Vermont Farmacy Gets Construction Intervention [Lost City]
· Construction Intervention [Official Site]