On what is being called “a trendy Ditmas Park strip,” Cortelyou Road will get its first major retail outlet when Brooklyn Industries opens a store there this week.
First reported in The Brooklyn Paper last week, the DUMBO-based retailer said it chose Ditmas Park for its eighth borough location — and sixteenth over all — for one reason: much of its customer base lives there.
“We found a lot of customers who purchase our stuff actually live in Ditmas Park and have been making the trek to our store in Park Slope,” Teddy Vuong, a com- pany spokesperson told The Brooklyn Paper.
As the Eagle reported ear- lier this year, the retailer opened a store on the Fulton Mall in July.
The store, known for its Brooklyn-themed T-shirts, hoodie sweatshirts, pants and other clothing items, is at the corner of Marlborough Road in one of three remaining vacant spaces.
Some real estate agents told The Brooklyn Paper that the arrival of a successful retail store could herald in a new era for Cortelyou Road.
“At this point we are not a shopping destination,” said Alexandra Reddish, an area real estate broker and Ditmas Park native. “This is great for young families and couples in the neighborhood. If they stay, then hopefully other retail stores will come.”
The company, which was founded in Williamsburg in 1997, was one of the first to brand Brooklyn, along with the Brooklyn Brewery, the Paper noted.