At Former Tillie's of Brooklyn Site, Only Traces of Beloved Coffeeshop Remain

Space at corner of Dekalb and Vanderbilt avenues slated to become site of new bar and restaurant.

For mourners of the long-shuttered Tillie's of Brooklyn, it might be the final indignity.

On Tuesday, a pile of debris left in the wake of the somewhat expected but ultimately shocking demise of a beloved coffeeshop began to accumulate on the sidewalk—with doors removed from their hinges mingling with discarded light fixtures.

In front of the colorful "You Are Here" mural depicting Fort Greene-Clinton Hill's uniquely slanted street grid was what appeared to be Tillie's bathroom sink upside down on top of black plastic bags of trash.

On a door leaning up against a brick wall, a sign still read:

"Tillie's of Brooklyn

The location at 248 Dekalb Ave.—which shares a landlord with cafe/bakery Baguetteaboudit around the corner—is slated to become the site of a new bar and restaurant. No word yet on a name for the establishment.


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