Monument to the monuments…

Grande Monuments

The times they are a’ changin’ on Graham Ave.  Infamous Grande Monuments shop (famous more for their window grave markers than the bread they sold) which had been a mainstay of the neighborhood since the early 1950s is officially closing.  As the sign above depicts, Jerry Ragusa is moving the store down to Bayridge.  While I’m sure we’re all curious what’s going in its stead, it’s truly a mournful day indeed for the Via Vespucci strip of Graham.  Goodbye Grande.  I’ll be pouring out a little Fernet Branca while the other local residents spill their PBRs…

For a little more on the history of this spot, check out this interview over at (with Jerry back in 2011).



Pre-Game Pop Up Shop This Weekend

This Saturday & Sunday 1/26-27, 1-8pm

Come join in on the fun. This weekend kicking off tomorrow at 1pm swing by and shop, get your hair cut, or just to listen to some dope music.

Hosted by ScooP da Realest

Products by:
Greater Goods & Co., Leroy Jenkins Ltd., Her Threads, CooperLane, Vintage, We Print Brooklyn

With DJ’s:
Drewbyrd, Deemehlow, DJ Reason, Gully Duckets, Jerk Chicken, DJ Mackee

..also Celebrating the Born Day of Trill Bellamy!

ALE Studios
750 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY

For more information go to the official event facebook page here.