The ground-floor space on Seventh Avenue near Garfield Place was first , which closed, , but now it will be a Pinkberry.
The potential general contractor hired by Pinkberry was inspecting the space on Tuesday and confirmed that it will be an outpost for the frozen yogurt slinging chain.
“The franchisee signed the lease and is pursuing a building permit,” the general contractor said, who wished to remain anonymous.
The Wall Street Journal first reported that Pinkberry would move into Park Slope and spoke with Ron Graves, the chief executive of the chain.
Graves told The Journal that they have wanted to make the jump over to Brooklyn for some time now. Graves told The Journal that Brooklynites are Pinkberry's "core demographic” because of their "appreciation of quality culinary experiences."
The general contractor, who has been in charge of other locations of the chain around the US, said that Park Slope seems to be a perfect neighborhood for Pinkberry.
“From what I know Park Slope is a great area—it’s compared to Lincoln Park in Chicago—and Pinkberry does very well over there,” he said. “We can’t wait.”
He also said that the store, which specializes in fruit, candy and cereal toppings, will open in June 2012.
What do you think? Is Pinkberry the right establishment for Seventh Avenue and Garfield Place? Make sure to vote in the poll below. If you have any suggestions on what business should be in this space, let us know in the comments.