Today in Shake Shack rumors: A tipster claims that they overheard the management at Atlantic Gardens, a new business development in Boerum Hill, talking about a new Shack location moving in. If the thought of Danny Meyer and Co. setting up shop in the neighborhood sounds like a bit of a stretch, please note that the young development sits just two blocks from BAM, in an area that is not far from Fort Green, Cobble Hill and Grand Army Plaza that is easily accessible by no less than twelve different train lines, all within a five block walking distance. In its first few months of operation, Atlantic Gardens has already courted Nunu— an upscale new chocolatier and wine bar— as well as another cafe, a salon and an art gallery.
Both Atlantic Gardens and the Shake Shack remain elusive on the subject: A call to the development's management confirms that the group has contacted the Shake Shack and shared information about the retail space.
When asked about the location, the Union Square Hospitality Group filed a blanket non-confirm or deny response, like they usually do. So, perhaps this is more wishful thinking on Atlantic Gardens’ behalf. At the very least, this bit of rumormongering suggests that the development is courting high-profile Manhattan projects, so it will be interesting to see what pops up there in the future.
· All Shake Shack Coverage [~ENY~]
· Atlantic Gardens [Official Site]
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