Jahn’s/Chinar Knocked Down

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It happened pretty fast but within the last two weeks the scaffolding went up and this week the building was knocked down.

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72 comments to Jahn’s/Chinar Knocked Down

  • kpd

    do we know what’s going up? Key Food parking lot just getting bigger?

  • Gay Eugene

    Hopefully a bath-house

  • Jeff

    Since there is a Walgreens down the block and a new CVS going up by KP, I bet a dollar on a Rite Aid.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe another drug store or bank………

  • mr brooklyn

    THAT BUILDING WAS ORIGINALY CALLED THE FLAME WITH A LARGE GAS FLAME ON THE ROOF

  • travel2692

    this is interesting as well…what will be there???? change all around

  • J Because

    Also, for a few years it was known as Mario’s Pasta House or something similar.

  • anonymous

    We have enough banks, nail saloons, drug stores and liquor stores. How about a restaurant?
    Maybe a Burger King? Wendys?
    We could really use a nice Mexican restaurant.

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t mind a Mexican restaurant, but the food would have to be authentic and prepared well.

    • bagels

      Would love to see something different, like Chipotle, Shake Shack or a Starbucks drive through.

      • Anonymous

        Starbucks??? Their coffee is crap. Besides, who wants to pay $5.00 for a cup of crap coffee? Even in a drive through they would still expect a tip!

        • Anonymous

          Starbucks coffee is not 5. A special drink is 5. It is only about 20 cents more then Dunkin. Check for yourself. Starbucks gives workers a fair wage, medical coverage and profit sharing. It also pays the growers a fair price. The 5 myth is nonsense. We should be going to a store that treats it’s employees fairly.

          • Anonymous

            LOL, they should treat their employees fairly with the prices they charge! A great cup of coffee cost about twenty cents in my house. And I don’t have a tip jar on the counter…LOL. Starbucks is nothing more than a status for preppies and yippies. It’s coffee, we don’t need whipped cream, nutmeg and cinnamon in coffee to wake up!

  • Anonymous

    How about a nice steak house, maybe an Outback.

  • Anonymous

    Someone said Keyfood took it over. Not sure how true that is.

  • Suomynona

    There’s not enough parking for anything major to be put in….except for parking. Of course then, you wouldn’t really need the parking.

  • Anonymous

    A five brothers would be a good idea.

  • Pete

    I think a Kentucky Fried Chicken would do well as they
    recently closed the one on U and Nostrand.

  • Anonymous

    Big box fast food chains seem like a bad idea since both Burger King and KFC both have closed. It would have to be something unique to southern Brooklyn to make people want to come here to get it….not something they can find on C.I. Ave or Flatbush.

  • terry

    My vote is for trader joes

  • anonymous

    I think they are just making the parking lot bigger so I won’t get excited about a good restaurant just yet. Remember the restaurant that was there, could be another one like it.

  • Anonymous

    If Keyfood is expanding the parking lot then maybe they plan on making the store bigger. They’ve done that before with the two stores that use to be next door. Keyfood could sure use an expansion.

    • Anonymous

      Why would Key Food expand? After they remodeled the main store the standards have gone down, especially in the produce section. I have seen mushrooms turning black right after they put them out, dirty onions, soft and wrinkled peppers, some days they don’t even have lettuce, not to mention the most basic of things to buy.

      • anonymous

        Yes your right the produce is getting bad, I walked by one day while shopping and one of the workers put the broccoli in a bucket of water to rinse it before he put it out for sale and the water looked like mud . YUCK make sure you wash their produce really well

  • joe

    I think you meant five guys as in five guys burgers, he didnt mean that no name pizza place. Do some research before posting.

  • anonymous

    Maybe a White Castle. Then they wouldn’t have to worry about not having enough parking.

    • Anonymous

      I would actually like a White Castle there. I love murder burgers, death fries & bunion rings. They’re just not the same from the supermarket.

  • Anonymous

    a russian medical center

    • Anonymous

      A medical center, Russian or otherwise would be a bad idea. Remember, the parking lot is not just for Key Food, there’s parking for the Sushi restaurant and there was parking for Chinar. If a medical center went up, patients would be parking in the Key Food area not to mention ambulettes and emergancy vehicles blocking the entrances. I’m not denying medical treatment for people that need it, but there are better locations for a medical center.

  • anonymous

    It’s very sad that there are so few nice restaurants in this part of Brooklyn.

  • Anonymous

    I for one am glad to see Chinar gone. It was nothing more than a front for the Russian mob.

    • Liquor Store - Yuri

      I don’t know why people assume that Russian restaurants or any Russian businesses are fronts for something. Chinar was a good restaurant, that’s why they expended and moved to a bigger location to serve more customers. Just because the place is owned by Russians, doesn’t automatically turn it into a mob front.

      • Anonymous

        Yuri, I didn’t say all Russian restaurants or any Russian businesses are fronts, I said Chinar was a front, it’s a well kmown fact! Why is that so hard for you to swallow? As for them expanding, if they were still at that location and opened a second restaurant at another location, that would be expansion. Closing one restaurant and opening another one in a different area is just relocating. I have noticed on your post that when other ethnic groups are put down you say nothing, but if a comment is made about a business that happens to be Russian, you can’t understand why people make such comments. Just happens that’s just the way it is in this case. There are plenty of businesses that are fronts for the Italians, Irish, Mexicans and so on. You need to accept the fact that Russians are no different!

  • Anonymous

    build another sewer pump house smell better bring more middle easterners

  • Anonymous

    Another Brennan & Carr would do well there.

  • mamabear

    its too congested for a drive thru…i pray its not a bank or drug store

  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t that building originally a Howard Johnson’s restaurant?

    • anonymous

      From property records in the 1920’s the building at that address was an auto parts store

  • Shea Holmes

    84 and Sunny,in the Waiting Room. Knock yourself out !!

  • Lady23

    It’s just gonna be more parking for Key Food according to the Key Food cashiers,nothing new at all, which makes no sense at all . The store is already overcrowded on weekends/holidays as it is.

    • Anonymous

      First they remodeled the store, now they bought the property where Chinar was to add more parking. I wouldn’t be surprised if we either see an increase in their prices, or they gate the lot and charge for parking to make up for all the money they spent. I’ve already seen a decline in the quality of their merchandise since they remodeled.

  • Shea Holmes

    Sunny High 86 in the Waiting Room,No Bimbos Please !

    • bagels

      I’ll take the harsh winters up here over the “waiting room’s” balmy temps any day of the week….

      • Shea Holmes

        Really ? To Each their own,Bimbos included. BTW it was 84 Today.

        • Anonymous

          I think the building was knocked down by a combination of “Irish” Kevin & Shea Holmes stinky breath. I knew Shea smelled bad, but Kevin joined the rot in the air & jumped on the stink bandwagon.

          • Irish Kevin

            I must admit A statement like this is the height of ignorance.This is the type of thing an 8 year old would say. Funny thing is I to know you ,am not particually proud of it.I lived there for a while as well. To say Bimbo might in your case be a complement.So as for now God Bless.! Hint Hint !! BTW LOL…

          • Irish Kevin

            See ya later ! LOL

      • Irish Kevin

        Give me the Warm Weather anytime.Not to mention the area is so much nicer than the Beach.

  • MrD

    Has anyone noticed how many businesses closed in the past year…not good. We need to support our local businesses it only makes sense, people do not want to invest in our neighborhood. Path mark, BurgerKing, two gas stations two dunkin donuts, ice scream ,more bars though, says too much about our neighborhood, kids are now more into drugs and no body goes to school anymore (just go to the park & fields between 10am & 2pm) there playing handball or basketball. As neighbors we need to be more pro active in our own neighborhood. Our own destroy the bus stop enclosures harass the bus drivers to ride free, corrosion of our neighborhood and society is happening. I too work too much to do my part but I do recognize it is happening.

  • herman schwartz

    is this the site of marty Goldens new gerritsen beach synagogue to go along with 277 being used as a hasidic afterschool center? Along with 194 and Marine park junior highschool, we voted him in he will vote him out

  • herman schwartz

    is this the site of marty Goldens new gerritsen beach synagogue to go along with 277 being used as a hasidic afterschool center? Along with 194 and Marine park junior highschool, we voted him in we will vote him out

  • mamabear

    well now that its parking ii hope we canbring the shopping cart to the car…sopping w toddlers is hard enough

  • herman schwartz

    Martin Golden needs to be told there will be a new synagogue in Gwerritsen beach as well as chabad afterschool programs in 277 and 194 they tried to fight against this in Marine Park but lost and now they are closuing in on gerritsen beach the members of the hasidic community brought 200 trees to plant in gerritsen bech along with the parks department a few weeks ago and are now using the Fields more than any gerritsen beach association….Martin golden passed a new bill in albany that allows Public schools to be used for religous worship afterschool and weekends …to be used by faith organizations ie. hasidic worship services… http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/golden-legislation-allowing-use-schools-worship-services-passes-senate-education-commi please look into this

  • nancy

    awww,what a sweetie. you are very special,aren’t you?

  • Suomynona

    More like Speshal.

  • MrD

    Do you agree with my comments?

  • Anonymous

    You must have blinders on Michelle. All you had to do was keep your eyes and ears open. Car service drivers walking in and out all day long wearing $1000.00 suits. How do you think they stayed in business so long without customers?

  • Anonymous

    MrD, I do not agree with your comments. Supermarkets, fast food joints, gas stations and reataurants along with many other types of businesses are closing everyday all over the country. What does this say about our neighborhood? What does this say about our country would be more accurate. We’re not alone or unique in this situation. In todays economy any business, especially a business that deals in food has to pay attention and stay on their toes. Giving 100% is not enough anymore. Places like BK and McD’s have been under fire for many years now stating they’re the number one cause of obesity in kids. Parents are getting smarter and want healthier food for their kids. Also, may I ask what hanging out in the fields during school and destroying the bus stops has to do with a business closing? That’s another topic for discussion.

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