There goes the taste.
Two upscale fast food chains will soon have a presence in Central Brooklyn.
The Bell Tolls for You, Current Rent Deals in Bedford-Stuyvesant: Locations for both Shake Shack and Chipotle are set to open within the neighborhood’s boundaries.
According to the eaterAccording to Google Maps, the international Burrito Bowl chain has set up shop at 1190 Fulton St., with an opening day set for January 31. The ground-floor commercial space’s windows have been repainted with Chipotle’s signage, according to the website, and Shake Shack — which has space in the same building — isn’t far behind, as the burger slinger’s green logo and neon lettering are somewhat indistinct but still visible.
The Chipotle location will be open from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Landing Page to the new location. The Shake Shack, despite not having a homepage, has already garnered a five-star Google review from one person who is “waiting for them to open.”
Two restaurants have long been in operation on the grounds of the eight-story, mixed-use structure. The 30-unit building features a glass-and-brick facade that is distinctly modern and stricter than the older construction row houses that populate the rest of the block.
Despite the lone enthusiastic Shake Shack fan who has already taken to the Internet to voice her delight, not everyone is thrilled about the prospect of the chain being in Nabe.
“It’s not good for the neighborhood,” area resident Sabrina Parsaud told patch, “It’s going to hurt the small restaurants in the community that have been contributing to the neighborhood here for years.”
Persaud fears this is the beginning of the end for many of Bed-Stuy’s local eateries. “We saw what the big retailers and restaurants did to Harlem. We don’t want to be next,” she said.