The Year of Openings and Closings

Openings and Closings in Brooklyn are normally fun to compile. Not this year. This year almost every list was fraught with anxieties— would another neighborhood favorite close? What did this opening delay mean? What would places do without indoor dining?

Still. Every single time there were still far more openings than closings. We are resilient people, here in Brooklyn.

Perhaps, the eviction moratoriums are keeping places in business, or maybe the small amount of PPP money that went out was enough to tide people over for now. But for how long? It is no secret that while they may still be around, the restaurants that we love are struggling.

Openings and Closings in Brooklyn are normally fun to compile. Not this year. This year almost every list was fraught with anxieties— would another neighborhood favorite close? What did this opening delay mean? What would places do without indoor dining?

Still. Every single time there were still far more openings […]

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