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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…

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“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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It looks like Aqua Blu Supper Club, an Italian restaurant at 152 Highlawn Avenue, is closed for good. According to tipster William P., it shut its doors at the end of July and hasn’t reopened. “For rent” signs went up shortly afterwards. The Italian restaurant sat on a rather sleepy block, adjacent to the N train…

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Pizzeria Di Mola is getting ready for its grand opening at 176 Avenue O, where it will replace F & F Pizza. The storefront, at the corner of West 4th Street, is sporting a new awning and name, and the inside is being worked on. A phone call to the location today was answered by…

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A new eatery called Sooo Delicious Food Court is now serving customers at 1801 Bath Avenue. Set up as one-stop shop similar to a Manhattan deli, with various counters for pizza, sandwiches, coffee and baked goods, in addition to a selection of standard bodega fare, the store opened doors this week. The owner, Nick Abulawi, was…

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Walking past 86th Street and Bay 34th Street last week, I realized that the relative long-lived Jenny’s Flowers had closed down, and construction was underway at the 2332 86th Street storefront. From the looks of it, they’re totally renovating the space, inside and out. Sure enough, a little search on the Department of Buildings website revealed…

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The long-lived 86th Street video game store Circle Two Inc. closed down this month, and workers were on-site emptying the storefront out last Tuesday. At 2364 86th Street, the business had served the community for at least 15 years or so that we can recall, weathering massive changes in the industry, including the launch of…

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