Recently the NY Post reported that the popular burger joint, Shake Shack, was coming to downtown Brooklyn. Danny Meyer’s popular fast food mecca is said to be opening a location on the Fulton Street Mall.
The Post writes that after hearing the news Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz exclaimed, “It’s about time!” Markowitz then continued “I’ve been pitching Danny Meyer to come to Brooklyn for years, and have always felt that Fulton Mall would be a great location-right in the heart of Brooklyn’s new 24/7 live-work city center, with its diverse retail, new hotels and expanding arts and cultural corridor.”
Markowitz also hoped that the arrival of Shake Shack would portend the eventual opening of a Danny Meyer restaurant. The borough president stated “of course, Shake Shack would be just the appetizer en route to the main course-a full-service Danny Meyer restaurant in Brooklyn.”
While the Shake Shack would be welcome anywhere in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Heights Blog points out that it might not actually be happening. The blog contacted the company after reading that a Shake Shack was opening downtown. The restaurant chain’s spokesperson, Theresa Mullen, unfortunately did not confirm the NY Post’s reporting.
Mullen’s wrote to the blog, saying “We feel extremely fortunate for the great interest in Shake Shack. As you may be aware, we have openly expressed our intention to bring Shake Shack to compelling sites in great neighborhoods. As such, rumors often circulate about potential openings. We have decided not to comment on any of these rumors until we have something concrete to share.”
Hopefully the rumors are true.