Court Street Grocers Is Opening a Red Hook Shop, Needs Your Help

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Let's make this happen. Photo: Courtesy Court Street Grocers

Well-loved Carroll Gardens larder, sandwich shop, and Friday night fixed-price dinner spot Court Street Grocers is opening an annex at 116 Sullivan Street in Red Hook. The former Diego's and El Huipil space was set to serve as a commissary kitchen for Court Street's growing operations and also serve as a takeout sandwich spot until Hurricane Sandy's storm surge flooded its galley kitchen with five feet of water. Because the Red Hook LLC hadn't yet filed its first tax return, however, owners Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross are ineligible for various forms of disaster aid, and have instead started a fund-raising campaign on Smallknot. They're trying to raise $25,000, and the incentives are pretty great: $75 gets your picture on the wall, while $2,000 investment gets you a sandwich a day for a year. [Smallknot]