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Clinton Hill Specialty Store Brooklyn Victory Garden to Close

By Alexandra Leon | February 3, 2016 4:58pm
 Brooklyn Victory Garden will close this week.
Brooklyn Victory Garden will close this week.
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CLINTON HILL — After five and a half years in the neighborhood, Brooklyn Victory Garden is closing its doors.

The specialty grocery market, which sells locally and sustainably-sourced food at 920 Fulton St., will close this week as soon as items sell out.

Tess Gill, who owns the store with her husband Tom, announced the closing earlier this week on Facebook.

Gill said her store was the first of its kind to open in the neighborhood, where she’s lived for 10 years. But over the last few years, other competing specialty shops have popped up.

“Little by little, it’s taken chunks of the business,” Gill said.

She said she’s been getting ready to close up for the last six months, but after putting up signs last Monday, she’s grieving all over again with her customers.

“They’ve been such wonderful neighbors and customers,” she said. “Once an hour I’m getting my heart strings pulled.”

So far, Gill said she doesn’t have plans to open another shop in the neighborhood.

The store will sell the rest of its inventory at a 50 percent discount until it runs out.