PROSPECT HEIGHTS — Flatbush Avenue is about to get a lot sweeter.
The first Brooklyn outpost of the popular Manhattan bakery Doughnut Plant will open one block south of the Barclays Center on Wednesday, serving up its signature square-shaped doughnuts starting at 6:30 a.m., the company said on its website and in a Facebook message.
The new Prospect Heights shop will offer a new holiday menu including marzipan, pomegranate and gingerbread doughnuts, but more traditional flavors including vanilla, chocolate and tres leches will be served as well.
Doughnut Plant’s founder, Mark Isreal, announced the new shop this summer before restoring the ground floor of a 1930s-era triangular building at 245 Flatbush Ave. and Bergen Street that had previously been a Mexican restaurant.
The bakery isn’t the only sweet shop opening in the area. A 3,000-square-foot candy store, Sugar Factory, is open for business inside the Barclays Center as of last Wednesday, Barclays said in a release, open to the public through the center’s Sixth Avenue entrance between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. every day and through the arena during events.
“Our family has deep roots in Brooklyn and we have always dreamed of opening a business here. We even named our daughter Brooklyn!” owner Charissa Davidovici said in a statement about the opening.
The store offers Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders-themed sweets, bejeweled lollipops known as “Couture Pops” and ice cream, milkshakes, cotton candy and other snacks at a cafe at the location.