|From Hungry Ghost to Sweet Polly|
Hungry Ghost is opening a fifth coffee shop at 80 Dekalb Avenue in Fort Greene by September. The shop was founded by Murat Uyaroglu, a Turkish immigrant who opened his first shop in 2012 on the corner of Flatbush Avenue and 6th Avenue. He also owns Sweet Polly, a cocktail bar in the new Pacific Park neighborhood in Brooklyn.(Emphasis added)
That's interesting, because Sweet Polly, located at 71 Sixth Avenue more than one block away from the corner of Dean Street and the southernmost construction sites within the irregularly shaped Pacific Park site, generally refers to itself as in Prospect Heights.
And the Hungry Ghost around the corner, little more than 100 feet away, says it's in Prospect Heights.Happy #FathersDay from #SweetPolly! #NYC Brooklyn #ProspectHeights #cocktails #finedining… https://t.co/0UcRJBF140— Sweet Polly (@SweetPollyNYC) June 18, 2017
There's no new neighborhood, despite the best efforts of Pacific Park developer Greenland Forest City Partners.
So how did that Eater mention happen? My bet is that the announcement sent to Eater came not from Hungry Ghost itself but from its new landlord.
And the developer and operator of 80 DeKalb (aka DKLB BKLN) is Forest City Ratner (aka Forest City New York), the original Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park developer and now the local face of the joint venture.