Greene Grape Trades Wine and Cheese for Pots and Animal Heads

By Janet Upadhye on December 19, 2013 10:43am 

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 Greene Grape's former space has become a pop-up shop filled with custom made housewares from local Brooklyn designers.
Greene Grape Housewares Pop-up
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FORT GREENE — Greene Grape Provisions has traded in its cured meats and international cheese selection for a collection of vintage furniture and mounted taxidermied animals. 

The popular Fort Greene grocery store recently moved into a larger space — leaving their former spot at 753 Fulton St. to play home to a pop-up housewares shop and cafe until the end of the year. Every item in the shop was made by local artists.

"We just reached out to the community and decided what was useful and related to Brooklyn living," said Mira Evmine, who curated the items in the shop. "The community supports us so we decided to support them."

The space has been transformed since Greene Grape Provisions left. Where there once tight aisles that held cheese, prepared foods, and bakery items there is now a wide open space filled with handcrafted goods such as carved wooden spoons, printed table cloths, colorful dishes, and colorful plates.

Local artists inlcude Kings County Salvage, illustrator Claudia Pearson, townhouse.bz, and garden and floral designer Alexandra Abuza.

Owner Amy Bennett calls the shop "the ideal spot to get a last minute gift for that passionate home cook or foodie," on her website.

The housewares pop-up will be open until the end of the year. Beginning in January Bennett's coffee shop Greene Grape Annex — currently located across the street — will move into the storefront.

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