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Pinkberry to Move into Former Tapas and Wine Bar on Seventh Ave.

The frozen yogurt chain is moving into Park Slope.

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. 

Jim April 10, 2012 at 04:17 PM
I think it is fine that a yogurt place is moving in. When they go out of business in 18 months the yoga studio can move in at a lower rent.
Kate April 10, 2012 at 08:14 PM
I LOVE Pinkberry, the quality of their frozen yogurt has no equal. I always feel refreshed after eating there, they are not like other frozen yogurt establishments which leave you feeling as though you just ate something synthetic that is trying to taste like ice cream. The ingredients are clean and it just has a great taste. SO excited to have them nearby finally!
Eric McClure April 10, 2012 at 09:04 PM
How about a combination cell-phone store/artisanal burger joint, with a cocktail "program?"
Kerry Liebling April 12, 2012 at 12:33 AM
We need a fro-yo shop farther down on 7th, Yogo Monster is already right there on 7th and garfield!
Victor Acevedo April 18, 2012 at 04:40 AM
I love frozen yogurt. Now i won't have to travel that far to get it!
Todd November June 12, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Swirling Summer of 2012 Please stop by and say hello!
Todd November June 12, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Well Jim Pinkberry will be here to stay! Please stop in Summer of 2012 and say hello!

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