BROOKLYN — A premium Turkish demin brand is moving into two storefronts on Fifth Avenue and Union Street.
Mavi Jeans will open in the 2,400-square-foot space in mid- to late August, a Mavi spokeswoman said. Mavi sells jeans for both men and women and has stores worldwide, but the Park Slope outpost will be Mavi's first Brooklyn location.
Mavi chose Park Slope for its first foray into Brooklyn because "it is an area where the Mavi customer lives and works," a spokeswoman said. "We are going to use the new store to test various product assortments and retail environments, to better gauge how the U.S. consumer shops."
Details are still being finalized, but the Park Slope store could include maternity items from Destination Maternity, which has a partnership with Mavi, the spokeswoman said.
Other comings and goings on the Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Gowanus retail and restaurant scene include:
Terrace Books, the mostly used bookstore that replaced Babbo's Books, opened July 13 at 242 Prospect Park West, between Prospect Avenue and Windsor Place. The store is operated by Park Slope's Community Bookstore.
Schone Bridal, a bridal boutique on Third Avenue and 12th Street in Gowanus, opened its doors recently. The shop is aimed at brides who want to "relax and have fun" during the sometimes stressful wedding planning process, owner Rebecca Schoneveld Cheek told DNAinfo.
Root Hill Burger, an "artisanal" burger joint that opened on Fourth Avenue and Carroll Street in November 2012, has closed. It will be replaced in August by Pickle Shack, a bar and eatery to be operated by Brooklyn Brine, Park Slope Stoop reported. Brooklyn Brine also has a storefront and small manufacturing facility at at 574 President St.
Knot & Bow, a stationery designer, opened a production studio in Gowanus and expects to add a retail shop there in the fall, Patch reported. The shop is at 253 Third Ave. near President Street. It will sell "a carefully curated collection of modern, nostalgic stationery goods including gift wrap and packaging, craft, office, and event supplies," according to the Knot & Bow website.
Olivier, a French bistro, opened at 474 Fourth Ave., between 10th and 11th streets, South Slope News reported. The eatery is now open during the day to serve coffee and sandwiches, and is expected to add brunch and dinner service in the coming weeks.
Artist James Pizzimenti is opening Canvas Cafe at 348 Sixth St., just off Fifth Avenue. The cafe will serve Belgian waffles, craft beer and locally brewed coffee.