Monday, April 6, 2009

Our First Scoop!! Checker's Restaurant Coming to Court Street


For years after I moved to Downtown Brooklyn, the storefront at 111 Court Street was a boarded up former bar/nightclub. So, you can imagine my excitement when they started building out what would become Busy Chef (and also Blue Pig Ice Cream). Excitement quickly turned to disappointment when a) the food sucked and b) it turned out the owner was running an identity theft scam on his customers. Not cool, dude. That was last July, and the joint has been shuttered up ever since. Until now. A few weeks ago, it appeared that construction had begun for a new tenant. As I was walking to work this morning, the door was open and two men were looking over plans, so I asked them what was coming in. Ladies and gentlemen, your new neighbor is:

Checker's Restaurant

They also mentioned they'd be serving vegan burgers, although I don't see those listed on the corporate site.

So... Excited? Disappointed? Indifferent? Let us know. And remember, you heard it here first.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The construction workers were playing with you.. Way to go!

Br'er Bear said...
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Br'er Bear said...

Anonymous - these were not construction workers, they were either architects or owners. In either case, how do you know they were playing with me? Do you have better info? Feel free to share.

Delicious E said...

Since when did Rosario Dawson start working at Checkers? And can you get me her autograph? Thanks in advance.

Bill Macomber said...

I love stealing people's credit cards. Normally they think it's funny - I guess you brooklynites have no sense of humor.