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Inside Cheesemonger Stinky Bklyn's Airy New Space

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Krieger, 3/22/11

Back in the benighted old days before last weekend, brownstone Brooklynites in need of cheese had to crowd into a tiny Smith Street space that smelled like the inside of a Wensleydale. So it is with great joy and fanfare that we bring you a look at the brand-new home of Stinky Bklyn, a brick-walled, high-ceilinged, skylight-ventilated space two blocks down from the old location.

The new shop, which used to be the Big Apple Smith grocery store, doesn't actually hold that much more merchandise. But it feels much bigger, and there's much more room for shoppers from Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens to browse the selection of cheese, cured meats, and delicacies like truffle butter and artisanal bitters. The owners, who also run local wine shops Smith and Vine and Brooklyn Wine Exchange, have also added prepared foods and a growler program, and we're told that they're planning to start serving Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee soon.
· Cobble Hill Cheese Shop to Stink Up a New Location [Racked NY]
· Brooklyn gets Stinkier (yay!) [The Strong Buzz]
· Stinky Bklyn [Official Site]