Park Slope

Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue named as one of best small business shopping districts in U.S.

November 26, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
239 Fifth Ave. in Park Slope. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

Fifth Avenue in Park Slope was recently recognized as one of the country’s best small business shopping districts, according to ABC7.

The avenue is dominated by small business, and ABC7 visited it on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, also known as Small Business Saturday. The cable news station stressed that Fifth Avenue is all about relationships with customers. For example, Good Wine at 327 Fifth Ave. displays pictures that local kids draw while their parents are shopping for wine.

Sam Tse, who manages Park Optics at 337 Fifth Ave., said, “I think the dynamics of the neighborhood are changing right now, and in order to keep us here, everyone should support our small businesses.”

As recently as 10 years ago, Fifth Avenue was regarded as a new, upstart shopping district, while Seventh Avenue was considered Park Slope’s major shopping street.