CROWN HEIGHTS — Gourmet food lovers in northern Crown Heights are one step closer to having a new option for pizza delivery and a cavernous beer hall.
Wood-fired pizza seller Pizza Moto plans to deliver seven days a week from 1000 Dean Street, the mixed office and bar space located between Classon and Franklin avenues that partially opened Thursday, according to the pizzeria's website.
“I think it’s a very cool project in an area that has nothing like this,” said Micha Majid, co-founder of Mighty Quinn’s, who added the development is "well-timed" considering all the growth in the neighborhood.
The beer hall with indoor and outdoor seating will be open seven days a week until "late" in the evening, according to Demby.
1000 Dean's first commercial tenants are moving into the converted, four-story former Studebaker service station this week.
As 1000 Dean opens for business, two previously slated tenants will not be joining the rest. City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo planned to open her district office in the building, but it wasn't ready in time, said Havens, adding the building was about 50 percent leased.
Cumbo's office is now located at 1 Hanson Place.
In another update, Havens said a previous plan to create test kitchen space in the building is "not happening" after the arts and coworking space 3rd Ward closed abruptly in October. The group had been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the New York City Economic Development Corporation to operate an incubator kitchen for up-and-coming foodies.
The EDC said they are reviewing proposals for an operator of a culinary incubator to be located somewhere in central Brooklyn, but they have not made a decision on the project.
In the meantime, the space previously slated for the kitchen remains "open to a variety of uses," Butler said.