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“Personal Service Shop” Seeks Approval to Occupy Vacant 5,550 SF Unit at Brooklawn Shopping Center

GoBrands, Inc., d/b/a GoPuff is looking to occupy the vacant 5,550 SF unit of the Brooklawn Shopping Center. GoPuff’s motto is “Order in seconds, delivered in minutes.”

On April 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., the Brooklawn Planning/ Zoning Board will remotely hear the application of Brookwrap II, LLC.

The Applicant proposes a change of use to allow a personal service shop (GoBrands, Inc., d/b/a GoPuff) to occupy the vacant +/- 5,550 SF unit (Suite 190) of the Brooklawn Shopping Center, located at 700 Crescent Boulevard and designated as Lot 1 of Block 125 on the Borough’s Tax Map.

The property is presently vacant and was most recently used as a K-Mart.

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GoPuff proposes to engage in the personal service of off-premises delivery of goods from on-line retail sales for the convenience of the community with no on-site sales at the property.

From GoPuff’s About Us page:

How Does GoPuff Work?

What is GoPuff?

Gopuff delivers food & drinks, cleaning supplies, home needs, OTC medication and more in just minutes.

We deliver all of your daily needs right to your door. We store 2,500+ products in your area’s GoPuff facility, so when you order, your stuff comes directly from us to you. We don’t charge crazy surge pricing because we’re not a courier service, and because we’re delivering direct instead of picking it up from the store, we deliver fast. Our motto is: “Order in seconds, delivered in minutes.”

How much is GoPuff?

$1.95 flat delivery fee. Every time.

How late does Gopuff deliver?

We’re open 24/7 in most areas and late night everywhere else to bring you what you need, when you need it most.

How did Gopuff start?
Cofounders Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola were sophomores at Drexel University in Philly when they decided that stocking their college townhouse with snacks and essentials was taking too much time & too many trips to the store on top of balancing school, work, friends & family. So they spent all night drafting mock-ups of the app on the back of their class notes. Three months later, they were delivering those same convenience items from the back of their Plymouth Voyager around campus. The service caught on, the name stuck & now 7 years, 250+ micro-fulfillment centers in 650+ cities and more than 7,000 employees later, our customers are ditching the store to get it Gopuffed.

What is Gopuff’s mission?

Gopuff’s mission is to make daily life effortless. Gopuff provides the modern-day consumer’s go-to solution for immediate everyday needs. We make delivering grocery, home, baby & pet essentials and OTC medications easy and affordable for everyone.

The Applicant is also seeking any and all waivers, variances, ordinance interpretations, and/or any other relief which may be deemed necessary by the Borough of Brooklawn Planning/Zoning Board in order to allow the proposed use and development of the Property.

New Construction of Drive-Through ATM

Also on the April 14, 2021 agenda is an application by Security Vault Works.

The applicant is seeking minor site plan approval to permit the new construction of a drive-thru ATM facility within the existing parking lot area at 700 Crescent Boulevard.

At the time of the meeting, anyone from the public wishing to attend may do so remotely by accessing the video and audio of the meeting using a supportable desktop computer, laptop computer, table or other supportable device.

Copies of the application, plans, supporting documentation, and reports are on file with the Planning and Zoning Board Secretary of the Borough of Brooklawn Planning/Zoning Board and may be reviewed during normal business hours at the Municipal Building located at 301 Christina Street, Brooklawn.

Plasma Donation Center Approved

Another addition to the Brooklawn Shopping Center will be CSL Plasma.

On January 27, 2021, the Brooklawn Planning/Zoning Board granted CSL Plasma change of use approval to operate a blood plasma donation center.

*Post updated on April 5, 2021 at 7:25 a.m.