The former location of the Mexicali Restaurant on the southeast corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street has long been boarded up. Now a sign tells us what will, at long last, be the space's new tenant: A branch of Bank of America.
OK, so that completes it; Atlantic and Court, the crossroads of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill and Downtown Brooklyn, is now wholly an intersection of corporate commerce. Across the street from the proposed Bank of America is a Sovereign Bank. Kitty-corner is an Eckerd (soon to be Rite Aid) pharmacy. The fourth corner will soon be occupied by the hotly anticipated Trader Joe's, which, though a much friendlier and livelier presence, is still a chain.
Place is gonna look like Yorkville.