In February of 2013, we noted a glorious, incredible story about a mystical creature landing near Brooklyn’s Barclays Center: a Shake Shack was destined to open right across the street, scheduled for autumn of that year.
Nearly a full year after that original arrival time, the Shack has finally made it. The Flatbush Shake Shack opened Monday, August 10th, at 170 Flatbush Avenue. In the photo above, you can see Barclays Center’s weathered steel panels in the store’s reflection.
From the burger & shake chain’s official website:
Located at 170 Flatbush Avenue, the Flatbush Shack is just a three-pointer away from Barclays Center—home of the Brooklyn Nets.
Building on the success of the Downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO Shacks, the Flatbush Avenue location is within walking distance of several vibrant neighborhoods including Park Slope and Fort Greene. It’s easily accessible by numerous subway lines at the Atlantic Avenue station which is directly across the street.
The Shake Shack will have a location-specific frozen custard called “Nothin’ but NETS”: “chocolate and vanilla custard blended with marshmallow sauce, crispy crunchies and chocolate sprinkles.”
Shake Shack also promotes its commitment to environmental and social consciousness in the release:
As part of Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good, the Flatbush location will donate 5% of sales from the Brooklyn Pie of My concrete to STOKED, a Brooklyn-based mentoring program that accelerates youth development and teaches life skills through action sports.
In keeping with the Shack’s commitment to the environment, the Flatbush Shack is constructed with recycled and sustainable materials and features energy-efficient kitchen equipment and lighting. Chairs and booths are made from lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and tabletops are made from reclaimed bowling alley lanes from Brooklyn’s own CounterEvolution. To keep guests virtually connected, free Wi-Fi is available.
That’s all well and good, even if most of Shake Shack’s burgers contain the problematic and artery-clogging trans fat. But you’re not going to a burger joint to expect heart-healthy food. Chow down, witches.