Is Five Guys Getting Priced Out of Brooklyn?

Double trouble.

Here’s Park Slope notes that the Five Guys at 164 Park Place and Flatbush Avenue has closed permanently, and a comment notes that a "pile of discarded hamburger meat and French fries" had been left out by the curb this morning. Did the D.C. metro area fast-casual chain expand too fast in Brooklyn, saturating a cluster of restaurant-filled neighborhoods with affordable burgers, or is the rent too high, as some have speculated? The Cobble Hill storefront where Five Guys closed last August is going for $85 per square foot, which seems to be par for the main drag of Court Street. [HPS, Earlier]