So, my local Caribbean-inspired vegetarian place closed down this week. What about yours?
What? You don’t have a local Caribbean-inspired vegetarian place? Just me? Huh.
As I mentioned in Part 3 of my analysis of the new local coffee place in my neighborhood (Part 1, Part 2), you have to think of your customers, and in my section of Williamsburg there are two types of customers: hipsters and Italians. To be a viable option, you have to cater to both.
Actually, that’s a simplification: beyond Italians there are several other types of blue-collar Brooklyn locals. Do you think they want to go to Caribbean-inspired vegetarian place? Or, the pizza place?
That said, the coffee place that I analyzed has started to follow my idea and offer breakfast sandwiches. Not paninis, but we shall see. Hopefully, they won’t end up like the last coffee place to close in my neighborhood. (Which, coincidentally was in the location that the Caribbean-inspired vegetarian place opened in.)
Also, I’m waiting for the upscale Peruvian place to close down so that a decent Thai place can open up. I think an inexpensive Thai place will do well in my neighborhood. At this point, Thai is pretty familiar to anyone in NYC. Or, at least more familiar than Caribbean-inspired vegetarian.