Neighbors of vegan bakery and diner Champs in East Williamsburg pretty much hate the place and aren't keen on its plans for expansions. They complain that the place makes a ruckus late at night by slamming down its gate, and its patrons crowd up the sidewalk with their bikes. Now, the owners hope to open a new location that serves alcohol at 197 Meserole Street, and turn the Ainslie Street original into a supermarket, but an SLA committee co-chair said he doesn't want other neighbors to inherit the problem. He promises to wait for another committee member to assess the situation before calling for a vote, but adds: "The neighborhood has been complaining about you forever."
East Williamsburg residents really seem to hate the vegan hotspot.