Barclays-Area Shake Shack Will Have Big-Deal Mystery Neighbor

Rubbing shoulders.
Rubbing shoulders. Photo: Evan Sung

Construction has finally begun on the Shake Shack set to open next spring across from Barclays Center, but perhaps more tantalizing are the hints being dropped about who will move in next door: Landlord Michael Pintchik tells the Brooklyn Eagle that he leased the neighboring space to a “very successful Manhattan restaurateur” who plans to build a “Brooklyn-centric restaurant” at 208 and 210 Flatbush Avenue. No more information is available as of yet; says Pintchik: “People are going to be very pleased with our choice.” Who’s got Daniel Boulud with a farm-to-table shawarma place? [Brooklyn Eagle, Earlier]