We have news that is sure to bring great joy to both Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill. No, Trader Joe's isn't opening early. A tipster, with sources on the inside, reports that McDonald's is coming to Court Street. Where, you ask? In the big storefront vacated by Blockbuster, between Douglass and Degraw, whose fate has the been the subject of much neighborhood speculation and, even, a previous McMuffin rumor. Our tipster writes that "the Blockbuster on court is also going to be a McDonalds with a HUGE playspace downstairs for all the kids in the neighborhood...could be nice." It should add some flavor to the neighborhood character and zoning discussion. In any case, we're assuming this means that the rumored McD's on Smith Street won't be happening after all, although the "for rent" sign up in the old Blockbuster space was still up as of Friday.
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