Danny Meyer and the Shake Shack team are scoping out a two-story space on Driggs near Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, the Real Deal reports. Shake Shack is one of many prospective high-profile tenants checking out the space, which until recently housed the Puccio Marble & Onyx company. The building was sold last year for $5.7 million.
661 Driggs makes sense as a Shake Shack location, especially considering that it's just five blocks from the Bedford Avenue L-Train station — which is thronged with people at most hours of the day — and one block away from a popular movie theater. The address is also just a few blocks north of Umami Burger, Sweetgreen, the forthcoming location of Parm, and the massive new Whole Foods that's being built right now. Shake Shack has outposts near Barclays Center and in Dumbo and Downtown Brooklyn, but this would be the chain's first North Brooklyn location.
The Shake Shack team has not yet commented on any plans for this space. Here's some mock-up artwork if Danny & Co. sign the lease and want to appeal to the first and second generation hipsters in the area: