North Flatbush Not Into a Neighborhood Hooters

05/01/2012 3:17 PM |

If you think this is debauchery, I dont even know what to tell you.
  • If you think this is debauchery, I don’t even know what to tell you.

If you like breast puns, oh boy is this Daily News article about Hooters for you! Apparently, the Hooters people want to open an outpost near the new Nets arena, but the local residents are saying “bra humbug.” Also, their attempts have so far “gone bust.”

The restaurant has already tried to land deals with Triangle Sports, which is closing on Flatbush Ave., and with paint-store owner Michael Pintchik, who owns several buildings between Atlantic Ave. and Grand Army Plaza.

But so far, no dice.

“Hooters has been trying to come into this neighborhood, and twice they were rejected by the largest property owners in the district,” said Sharon Davidson, the executive director of the North Flatbush Business Improvement District.

“The Pintchiks want to keep the neighborhood neighborhood- friendly, and they won’t rent to Hooters,” she said.

And even though the local property owner that rejected them is a dude, the article claims that “local moms are ready for battle.” Yes, nothing like setting up the false dichotomy between moms and Hooters employees. Yawn. Anyway, there you go, no Hooters thus far, maybe Hooters someday, so be on high alert for shit-flipping. Which, look, I’m no fan of Hooters because their wings are terrible, but this is just beyond histrionic:

Phoebe McGraw, 62 — who has lived on Bergen St. for more than four decades — described the eatery as “trash traffic.”

“From here they’ll go to strip joints,” she said. “It’s heartbreaking. They’re destroying something special.”

Heather McMaster, 35, agreed that the curvy waitresses will bring too much debauchery to the family-oriented neighborhood.

“It doesn’t surprise me that businesses like Hooters are coming along with the stadium,” she said.

But, she said, the restaurant would never attract customers because it’s a “misogynistic, sexist outfit and nobody from the neighborhood will go.”

Jesus, it’s just ladies in short shorts. Relax, everybody.