Barney’s Co-op coming to Brooklyn!
As if I didn’t have enough of a beef with the high and mighty Park Slope Food Co-Op, then I read this in the Brooklyn Paper…
“The venerable Park Slope Food Coop has fired a shot against the fancy-schmancy Barneys Co-op, saying that the department store slated to open later this year on Atlantic Avenue has illegally coopted the word “co-op” — and one lawyer says the supermarket may actually have a case!”
For those of you Fabulous readers who are not familiar with the Park Slope Food Co-Op here’s a little explanation… It’s a “co-op.” You have to work at the grocery store for free, and wear hideous yellow vests declaring your devotion to the neighborhood. For this service, you are granted forty percent off all your favorite organic brands, longs lines with hippie dippies, and neighborhood “approval.” This is a cult, not an organization. In fact, after shopping (if you can call it that) you have to be escorted home by a tagged member of the ‘church’ forced to chat up the latest in green farming. These are the people that are organizing against my mission to fabulize Park Slope.
Honestly, the Food Co-Op truly is my arch enemy. Are they trying to ruin my life? Do they think that their patrouille-scented, unshaven armpits can drive the glamorous Barney out of Brooklyn? Are they really that stuck on themselves that there is no room left in the neighborhood for the rest of us?
I have been so thrilled at the prospect of having Barney’s Co-op moving to their new location in Cobble Hill here in Brooklyn. FINALLY, somewhere to go and gab about the latest Elizabeth and James Collection, or the newest trends in denim washes. I was actually thinking about just applying for a part time gig just to be surrounded by some fabulousness. They would have to pay me in clothes of course.
Please pledge you’re support for Barney’s Co-Op and everything fabulous. Fabulous Mommies Unite!