Two dessert shops — the Greenpoint-based bakery Ovenly and East Village shaved-ice shop Snowdays — are moving to the avenue, opening two doors apart on the same block kitty-corner to the sports arena, according to leasing agents familiar with the deals.
Snowdays plans to open in mid-November at 214 Flatbush Ave., said owner Tony Quach. The new location will be the dessert shop’s fourth outpost (the others are in the East and West villages and in Forest Hills) as well as the largest.
With the extra space, Quach said they’ll serve not just shaved ice but also coffee, hot chocolate and desserts like brownies and cakes.
“We have a fantastic space and want to offer our customers a cool place to chill and hang out all year round,” he said in a statement from Eastern Consolidated, the realty company who brokered the lease.
In February, Ovenly will open its doors at 210 Flatbush Ave. Currently, the bakery operates out of a Greenpoint store and in at least four other markets around the city, including Smorgasburg.
Co-founder Erin Patinkin said the Flatbush Avenue shop is part of a “planned multi-year retail expansion” for the baked goods company that also sells cakes, pies and cookies online.
“We are so excited that our third location will be in this lively and lovely neighborhood,” she said in a statement from brokerage firm TerraCRG. “Providing people with joyful, delicious experiences is the heart of our business; our Flatbush Avenue location will help us realize this mission.”
The two openings are the latest in a slew of new businesses opening near the Barclays Center on Flatbush Avenue since the arena opened in 2012.
The corridor has some of the most expensive rental prices in Brooklyn this year, according to research by commercial leasing firm CPEX Real Estate — beaten out only by Williamsburg’s Bedford Avenue, the Fulton Mall downtown and Court Street in Brooklyn Heights, the report found.