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Brownstoner's anonymous commercial retail expert drops a bombshell in this month's report: According to local gossip, J.Crew is looking at a Cobble Hill location. The space, at 155 Court Street between Pacific and Dean, used to be the home of pet shop Beastly Bite. It's not a large storefront, but Brownstoner's masked correspondent says that the owners are expanding the back. (The wine store down the block underwent a similar transformation.)
Lord knows Cobble Hill denizens certainly wear enough J.Crew, but could the brand really be exploring a Brooklyn space? It seems unlikely, but then again, national chain Trader Joe's has a major outpost just a few doors away. And let's not forget about the Barneys Co-op, which sounded just as implausible when word first hit back in 2009.
· Commercial Klutch: September Edition [Brownstoner]
· A Wine Shop Neighbor for TJ's Brooklyn [Racked NY]
· ZOMG: Barneys Co-Op Might Open in Cobble Hill [Racked NY]