Dumbo’s Superette opened less than three months at 145 Front St. but is already closing down. The upscale bodega, which definitively rejected its bodega identity, has posted its custom, Brooklyn-made retail counter on Craigslist.
“We are closing this location and only used the counter for five months,” the post says. The limestone and maple counter is priced at $3,500, cash only.
With Dumbo already well saturated with gourmet supermarkets (including Peas & Pickles, Foragers, and a number of well-stocked, choosey bodegas) and Two Trees set to open a full-sized supermarket on Front St. this year, it’s no surprise Superette didn’t thrive. The itsy bitsy shop was just 150-square-feet and served up items like small-batch salsa, soy chicharrones, and “farm to tortilla” tortillas.
Looks like even in death it refuses to be acknowledged as a bodega, self-identifying in its Craigslist post as a “Candy shop”.
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