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What Type of Business Should Replace Sweet Melissa?

The recently shuttered bakery leaves behind many possibilities.

was a fixture of the Cobble Hill neighborhood for 14 years, serving up French-American inspired pastries, snacks and desserts from miniature madeleines to bread puddings to cupcakes and even ice cream and savories—all dreamed up by chef and owner Melissa Murphy.

due to rising rental costs and choosing instead to focus on the Sweet Melissa Park Slope location on Seventh Avenue, the space at 276 Court Street between Butler Place and Douglass Street now sits vacant.

What should take Sweet Melissa's place?

The block is already occupied by other restaurants, realtors, , Cobble Hill Fitness Collective and multiple toy stores. So what type of new business would contribute most to the neighborhood's needs? Another dry cleaners? A home decor shop? A butcher? A florist? Vote in the poll below. Or, if you have an original idea of your own, share it in the comments section below!

Joanna Prisco February 11, 2012 at 09:39 PM
A vegan/vegetarian restaurant option has been added to the poll. Perhaps a significant number of votes will attract a meatless business to the neighborhood.
Troy Farmer February 12, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Fingers crossed!
Anthony February 12, 2012 at 07:10 PM
An Italian butcher that specializes in bracioles.
tim maguire February 13, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Ooh, yes. I was going to say a Real Estate office, but we need another bank more.
Danielle February 13, 2012 at 09:39 PM
In my experience, they didn't train their workers and the service was bad. I would have gone more often if the service had been better. Maybe others felt the same way and so she lost business.

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