Things are not looking robust on the Cobble Hill section of Court Street. The thoroughfare, usually pretty resistant to the ebbs and flows of the economy, is losing a number of businesses.
The Court Street branch of Margaret Palca, which just open in the summer of 2007, will close on Jan. 31.
Brooklyn Artisans Gallery, a presence on Court Street since 1994, will also close its doors on Jan. 31. There's a big sale on right now and a long, teary goodbye note in the window.
Already gone are Miriam and Jill (below), which shuttered recently.
Shakespeare's Sister closed a few months back. It's prime space on Court near Kane (below) remains empty. The Carroll Gardens section of Court Street appears to be holding on. I might attribute this to the sturdiness of the old-time Italian businesses, many of which have a loyal clientele.