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Crown Heights retail is blowin' up: "Crown Heights has had the fastest retail gentrification that observers have seen in Brooklyn since Williamsburg back in its heyday. With over 50 storefronts going upscale in the last three years, short term leases and low rents are giving way to $60 per SF stores and what I call 'brunchification'." [CO]