The Donut Shop, old-time diner in South Brooklyn, will reopen on "Monday or Tuesday" after a brief renovation. Only it won't be the Donut House. I was told the name of the place will now be the Cobble Hill Coffee Shop, "but it will be run by the Donut House people." To bolster this fact, a new sign is already up, reading "Cobble Hill Coffee Shop."
I guess that's all OK. Except part of what made the Donut House so great is it was called the Donut House, a kind of oddball name for a diner, especially since there weren't many donuts for sale. Cobble Hill Coffee Shop has a much more prosaic sound. Also, someone should have told them that the store is south of Degraw Street, which means, technically, it's in Carroll Gardens, not Cobble Hill. How businesses make this mistake again and again mystifies me. Then again, maybe the owners just thought Cobble Hill sounded more swish.