I was in Brooklyn a few weeks ago on a Friday, and we went over to Ave. J like we usually do to have lunch and buy Shabbat takeout. Seems to me that every time I go there are fewer and fewer places to eat and buy food. Kosher Delight is gone, the takeout place we used to like is gone (can't remember the name but it's near that bakery that everyone except me loves) and even the pizza place had NOTHING in their lunch buffet.
We ended up getting Shabbat at Pomegranate which was very good but much more fancy and expensive than we had planned.
We didn't even have difficulty finding a place to park!
At least Sherrel's Hats is still there!