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March 6, 2012

Burger boom sizzles near arena

The Brooklyn Paper
by Eli Rosenberg

Hey, just what the neighborhood needed — more burger joints! Beats strip clubs, though.

It’s not just properties that are flipping near the soon-to-open Barclays Center — it’s patties.

Burger joints are bouncing up around the nearly completed home of the Nets like loose balls as national chains vie with local businesses to win over thousands of hungry fans expected to hit the neighborhood in search of game-time grub.

No less than five new burger spots have opened in the last year within a half mile of the arena — and while the Nets won’t tip off there until September, restaurant owners say the game is already on for them.

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Posted by eric at March 6, 2012 1:37 PM