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Brooklyn Heights Coffee Mainstay Cranberry’s Closes After 42 Years

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The coffee shop opened in 1977 and was frequented by customers for its coffee, pastries, and sandwiches

The exterior of a shop with a red awning, and a neon red sign that reads cranberry’s
Cranberry’s has closed after 42 years in the neighborhood
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Beloved Brooklyn Heights coffee shop Cranberry’s has closed after 42 years in the neighborhood, the Brooklyn Heights Blog reports. A sign posted on the coffee shop’s door, and on its website, let customers know that the shop had closed for good last week.

Owner Jim Montemarano didn’t say if the closure wasn’t prompted due to the financial downturn caused by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis but told the Brooklyn Heights blog that “it’s been an emotional quarantine deciding Cranberry’s future,” adding that he “couldn’t be more pleased with our 42+ years of being a part of this incredible neighborhood and we will miss everyone.” Eater has reached out to Montemarano for more details.

Located at the corner of Henry and Cranberry Streets, the neighborhood staple was frequented by locals for its coffee, pastries, and sandwiches. The shop remained open for takeout during the pandemic with a handful of staffers, but the owner decided it was time to close for good in July.

The coffee shop now joins dozens of restaurants across the city that have closed during the course of the months-long coronavirus pandemic. In April, the New York State Restaurant Association estimated that seven percent of NYC’s restaurants would permanently shutter due to the pandemic.

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