Not that just hangin’ out at Bed Bath & Beyond wasn’t already a perfectly acceptable way to spend a Saturday, now, a forthcoming outlet of the housewares retailer is making an even bigger pitch to be an all-day destination, opening an adjacent café that will serve beer and wine. Who wants to talk about these spatulas?! Sorry if I slur my speech!
According to the New York Post, a BB&B location slated to open in Brooklyn – possibly as soon as Black Friday – has already obtained the necessary permits for on-premise consumption from the New York State Liquor Authority. Though the Post describes the café area as being outside the main store entrance, the paper does suggest that the move will “allow shoppers to swig away and better experience the goods as they roam the aisles.” Yes, it’s the Bed Bath & Beyond lax open container policy of your dreams. If Brooklyn can’t turn this store into the hottest singles scene in the city, the whole country may want to rethink just how committed that borough is to maintaining its ironic hipster cred.