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News From the Avenya

The Icky Inbox had some loose ends dangling, and there are a couple of things I wanted to bring to the Front Page, so I thought it time for a rare-and-unusual casual Windsor Terrace news update. Happy update!

I had a few messages asking if I could post the "rather nasty" email(s) I received about the "Windsor Terrace Eleven." Alas, I decided against it. Said emails go into detail about the senders' opinions of some of the blogs I listed as favorites. As I am not in the business of passing along insults about friends, I deleted it.

In the Fun Department, one commenter dubbed Icky "The Anti Smartmom," while another refered to the-blog-in-question and I as "Arch Enemies." I should totally have t-shirts made.

I've been having a terrific time corresponding with a blog that chronicles Windsor Terrace back-in-the-day. Really interesting to compare stories about what the Terrace is like today, and what it was like years ago. I encourage all WT diehards to check out the blog "Container Diaries," in the links list to the right.

Lots of new commerce on the Avenya, just in time for the holidays. Prospect Park West is sporting more than a few new businesses - "The Other Lady" has opened the new pet food and provisions store, DUB Pies has opened and seems to be off to a good start, the new Tailoress next door has been up and running for quite some time, the "For Rent" signs have come down at the old pet store, and something is possibly brewing at the old Universal Video Store.

Finally, Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. We gather here today to celebrate the short life of Enzo's. Curiously, since August and after much fanfare, the brick oven joint never opened. Looks like Enzo is swimming with the fishes. Cue the violin music.

gowanus canal photo courtesy of wallyg's photostream at flickr.com



Universal Video space

Do you or anyone you correspond with have any idea what's happening at either the old Pet store or at Universal? I've been trying to contact people to get a handle on who the new owner's are. Any ideas?

Re: Universal Video space

Don't really know anything about the Pet Store, other than Brooklyn Properties had "For Rent" signs up, and now they are down. I'm told that a Park Slope real estate company is handling the old Universal Space, and that there has already been more than one serious party interested. Don't know anyone there personally, but that's the word on the street.