Hooters Having a Hard Time Moving to Brooklyn

04/27/2012 12:44 PM |

Just what Brooklyn needs!

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With the Barclays Center’s opening just months away, Hooters has been scrambling to set up a shop in Brooklyn, not far from the new stadium, the Park Slope Patch reports. The company approached the owners of Pintchik Paint and Hardware, on Bergen Street between Flatbush and Sixth, about selling the building, but were rebuffed; similarly, the company was unable to snag the Triangle Sports building at the corner of Fifth and Flatbush avenues. “I think [Hooters] desperately wants to open in the neighborhood,” the director of the North Flatbush BID told the website, “but I don’t think they’re going to on North Flatbush.”

Triangle Sports has been in business 97 years, but was put on the market so its owners could retire and take advantage of the Atlantic Yards real estate boom. A bidding war broke out between five restaurants, one of which was Hooters; the owner promises the unnamed winner will be “neighborhood friendly.”

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