C at Clinton-Washington Aves.; G at Classon Ave.
In the beginning, there was Choice Market. Launched in Clinton Hill in 2006 with an inventive menu of salads, sandwiches, and baked goods, the bakery-café filled a neighborhood niche. Then it spawned Choice Greene, a gourmet grocery two blocks away. Housed in a 70-year-old landmarked building with weathered plank floors and ceiling beams, in fitting Brooklyn-general-store fashion, the shop sells fresh fish, produce, organic eggs and dairy, Pain D’Avignon bread, and an array of cheese and charcuterie. There are flowers, too, and sushi prepared by a Blue Ribbon veteran. That’s not all: By spring 2009, the owners aim to expand to Dumbo with a satellite bakery-café, Choice Dumbo, at the looming new J Condominium (100 Jay Street, at York Street). And to supply all the outposts with prepared foods, a commissary under the supervision of Choice Market’s Boris Ginet and Belcourt’s Matt Hamilton should be in full operation within weeks. The commercial kitchen, Choice Atlantic, will also serve its Prospect Heights neighborhood out of a small retail storefront at 999 Atlantic Avenue (near Grand Avenue).