Clinton Hill Blog brings news that a new organic grocery store is opening this week in the old Chocolate Factory building on Park Avenue. The store, called Fresh Fanatic, will be situated under the BQE, on the border between Clinton Hill and the Navy Yards. According to its owner, it will have a sushi bar, fresh pasta counter, on-site nutritionist, a lot of international foods, and will be “much less expensive than Whole Foods.” The store’s opening marks another milestone in the gentrification of the neighborhood, known as Wallabout, whose residential and commercial development over the past few years have earned it comparisons to DUMBO. Today, boxes of Kashi. Tomorrow, West Elm?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 13, 2009