Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Phase 2 reopening of many businesses after a long hiatus caused by COVID-19, but some of them may never return.

Some of those stores that will reopen include beauty parlors and barbershops, nail salons and restaurants. Many have been completely closed for more than 100 days and on the South Brooklyn Flatbush Avenue commercial corridor, a mostly minority-owned business district, already have “for rent” signs hanging in the windows or were doing clearance sales because they were closing for good.

Dr. Jay’s Kids and Mens clothing is closing its doors on Flatbush Avenue. Businesses along Flatbush Avenue commercial corridor in Flatbush are getting ready for Phase 2 of the reopening, but many will not return. (Photo by Todd Maisel) Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on […]


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