Although Shake Shack’s been busy ignoring shameless copycats and sparking idle talk of a Grand Central turf war, it’s also been tending to the Brooklyn outpost of its empire.
Per Brownstoner, the Shack’s Fulton Mall location was approved for an enclosed sidewalk café at last night’s CB2 Executive Committee meeting. It will have 16 tables and 62 chairs and evidently occupy a lot of sidewalk space, which will undoubtedly ruffle someone’s feathers, somewhere.
There’s no word yet on when Shake Shack will open, but over in Park Slope, Bare Burger is set to have its soft opening tomorrow night. Here’s Park Slope reports that the Astoria-based chain, which has two locations in Manhattan and is planning to open another in Astoria this fall, will have its friends-and-family night tonight before opening its doors to the public.
When it does, it should go over well with the Slope crowd: According to its website, Bare Burger uses “organic, all-natural, free-range, grass-fed meats,” “organic and all-natural cheeses,” and “organic vegetables” from “local artisans” and “sustainable farmers.” Also, its tabletops “are crafted from trees felled by storms,” and its ceilings are “paneled with reclaimed tin siding from deconstructed barns.” And presumably, all of its meat comes from animals who graciously committed suicide.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 26, 2011