Earlier this summer, Brooklyn photographer Valery Rizzo paid us a visit to photograph our new shop and studio in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. Like all of Red Hook, the storefront took a severe beating last October when Hurricane Sandy swept through New York. Flood waters tore through the basement and submerged the ground floor up to two feet, knocking out the boiler and all construction that was in progress.
We began repairs and reconstruction in late 2012, and opened our doors on National Grilled Cheese Day this past April. Few signs of Sandy’s wrath on the shop remain today, and we’re pleased to make our home on Van Brunt Street.