Brownstoner reports that a gourmet grocery is rumored to be taking the space recently vacated by South Portland Antiques, at the corner of South Portland and Fulton Street.
I agree — weird, considering the new Fresh Market down the block.
Rather than flooding the neighborhood with many of one kind of store, I think it’s time for proprietors to start really considering what the neighborhood is lacking. I agree, up until now, we needed a gourmet grocery. But we don’t need two within a one-minute walk. I would would much rather see:
*A bookstore in the mold of Book Court in Cobble Hill
*a bare bones bar with good yet unintrusive music
Anything else that you all would like to see in the hood? Let us know in the comments…