FORT GREENE — Greene Grape Provisions staff are ready to make the move into their new and improved storefront just in time for the holiday season.
It's been one year since owner Amy Bennett received the keys to the new spot at 767 Fulton St. and after months of securing bank loans, getting community feedback, renovating the space and expanding inventory, the Midwestern entrepreneur is set to open the doors to the public on Nov. 14.
"It has been a long process," she said. "But we are finally ready to go."
The new space — formerly home to southern food restaurant Night of the Cookers — is twice as big as Greene Grape's former home on the corner of Fulton Street and South Portland Avenue, allowing for better foot traffic flow plus enhanced food counters serving artisanal cheeses, sustainable fish and grass fed beef, manager Sabrina Meinhardt said.
The upgraded butcher case will now feature a full array of cuts butchered in-house by Greene Grape staff and the cheese counter will offer over 100 options from all over the globe, according to the shop's Facebook page.
But Meinhardt said she is particularly excited about the expanded prepared foods section that will soon have rotisserie chickens and ever-changing daily specials. This season customers can expect holiday specials like shiitake gravy, roasted kale stuffing, Japanese sweet potatoes with maple and nutmeg and old-fashioned pecan pie, she said.
Greene Grape will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in order to move stock over from the former space. They will reopen at the new location on Nov. 14.
"We are just putting the final touches on the space," said Meinhardt.
The grand opening celebration is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. Brooklyn politicians Letitia James and Marty Markowitz will help christen the space while staff members host wine tastings, butchery demonstrations and cheese sampling.