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BROOKLYN, NY – November 21, 2013 – For Fort Greene residents, the long wait is finally over. Popular Brooklyn coffee shop HUNGRY GHOST has announced that their third location will open this Wednesday, November 27th at 7 am. The new café is one of this fall’s most anticipated new arrivals for the burgeoning Fulton St. corridor.
HUNGRY GHOST partner Justin Boshell knows that the neighborhood is more than ready for the new café. “Ever since we put our ‘Coming Soon’ sign up in the window we’ve had a lot of interest from neighborhood residents”, explained Boshell. “We’ve also had a lot of customers from our Flatbush Ave. location tell us that they live in Fort Greene and they’re excited about not having to walk so far to get their HG fix!” Boshell (a former Fort Greene resident himself) noted that he and his partners have had their eyes on a location in the area for quite some time. “We’re all long time Brooklyn residents and we’ve all been excited about the re-emergence of Fort Greene. With the range of cultural options and shopping that have come to the neighborhood, people need a space to relax and interact with their neighbors. When we were looking to add a new location, the area just seemed like a natural choice.”
The new Fulton St. café is the third location for HUNGRY GHOST, joining the original coffee shop on Flatbush Ave. in Prospect Heights/Park Slope and the café at BRIC House in Downtown Brooklyn. But don’t expect to see HG competing with STARBUCKS for real estate.
“We’ve planned our expansion very carefully,” explained HG Owner/Founder Murat Uyaroglu. “We want each Ghost location to have it’s own personality and reflect the clientele and neighborhood it serves. And that simply doesn’t work with a chain or franchise model. The key to our success is creating an environment that people can think of as their own space. That’s why we try and provide a relaxed atmosphere that promotes conversation and interaction. We want people to know the people that are serving them and even the people sitting next to them. It’s not about high turnover or simply providing a place for people to camp out with their laptops all day. It’s about creating a community within the community.”
Another key ingredient in creating that atmosphere is the delicious coffee and food that has become the HG trademark. Like its sister locations HUNGRY GHOST – FORT GREENE will be serving Stumptown Coffee. And like the other locations, it will be featuring the delicious culinary creations of Chef/Partner Pete Solomita. “I think Fort Greene residents will be happy to see that we’ve got a range of light fare throughout the day,” said Solomita. “The neighborhood has some terrific dining options but I think it’s been missing that sort of casual café option that fits so well with residents busy schedules. That being said, I expect we’ll be selling a lot of breakfast cookies as well!”
The mix of high quality food and coffee combined with a relaxed atmosphere that encourage people to unwind is something that Boshell believes is unique in the Fort Greene dining scene. “There’s really nothing quite like this in the neighborhood right now,” he explained. “I think people are going to be genuinely surprised when they see what kind of space we’ve created.”
Hungry Ghost-Fort Greene is located at 781 Fulton Street (Fulton and South Oxford) and opens at 7 am on Wednesday, November 27th. To find out more visit hungryghostbrooklyn.com or follow them on Facebook (hungryghostbrooklyn) or Twitter (@hungryghostbk).