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Business Photo by Lisa Willner

Big changes are coming to the borough’s Bally Total Fitness gyms, including the one at 1921 86th Street, following a corporate buyout. The California-based 24 Hour Fitness purchased 32 clubs owned by the beleaguered Bally chain in December, including the four remaining clubs in Brooklyn. Little has changed in staffing at the clubs, and even the old…

Business La Casa Bella (Source: Google Maps)

When Superstorm Sandy struck and Gravesend Bay poured into the neighborhood, it took six days to pump the water out of La Casa Bella at 2579 Cropsey Avenue. “[It] was very crippling. Financially, mentally, physically—it was trying,” owner Rosemary Picarello told NY1. The business wasn’t in a Zone A flood area that required evacuation, but it got the…

Business five-guys

A Five Guys Burger and Fries will be Bensonhurst’s newest neighbor. The popular food chain in under construction and is set to open at the Ceasar’s Bay Shopping Plaza. Standing at 1608 Shore Parkway, adjacent to the new Vitamin Shoppe, the venue will boast burgers, hot dogs, and its famous zesty cajun fries. Good news? I…

Food & Nightlife noodles

The latest eatery on 86th Street, Pho & Co, opened at the beginning of September. As promised when we wrote about it back in July, we stopped by for a bite. The restaurant describes itself as a destination for “Vietnamese street food.” That kind of had me hoping for some extraordinary, exotic treats – like this…

Business bensonvape

Bensonvape, a “premium vapor lounge,” will soon open at 2081 86th Street. The business will specialize in selling “vaping” products, an expansion of e-cigarettes that turn flavored nicotine into vapor (nicotine-free versions are available). Proponents claim it’s a healthier alternative to cigarettes, and a large hobbyist community has formed around it with many stores recently opening around…

News & Features

“For rent” signs have been posted at 86 SuperStar at 2172 86th Street, less than a year after the restaurant rebranded and renovated. It was back in December 2013 that we told you Hottest 86 had reopened as 86 SuperStar, selling all-you-can-eat sushi and shabu shabu (hot pot). It’s a bit surprising to see it…

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