NYDN – A move by Hooters to open near the new Nets arena has gone bust so far — but brownstone Brooklyn is melting down at the very thought of the risque restaurant invading their neighborhood. Hooters reps have been trolling through the stroller-friendly neighborhoods of Prospect Heights and Park Slope for a possible storefront — but local moms say they are ready for battle. “It’s a disgusting national chain with bad beer and bad food,” said Lee Skaife, mother of a 13-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy. “It’s just not a family place.” Hooters — which already has two locations in midtown and in Queens — is looking to cash in by luring Nets fans from the new Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards, which opens in September. Phoebe McGraw, 62 — who has lived on Bergen St. for more than four decades — described the eatery as “trash traffic.” “From here they’ll go to strip joints,” she said. “It’s heartbreaking. They’re destroying something special.” Heather McMaster, 35, agreed that the curvy waitresses will bring too much debauchery to the family-oriented neighborhood. “It doesn’t surprise me that businesses like Hooters are coming along with the stadium,” she said. But, she said, the restaurant would never attract customers because it’s a “misogynistic, sexist outfit and nobody from the neighborhood will go.” Chapin Day, 44, might prove her wrong. If Hooters does find a spot to open, he’ll have no problem tipping a few back with the bawdy bartenders. “You get good wings and beer cheap,” said Day, who is unemployed. “I’m looking forward to it, actually.”
First they let the black hoopsters in, now its the waitresses with the big boobs! This borough is going to hell in a handbasket!
Christ almighty you’d think they were opening up a whore house or something. Like someone is gonna invade the Yuppster neighborhood of Park Slope with red lights on every corner and turn their neighborhood into some gauntlet of whores or something. They wanna put up a freakin wing joint. Only difference is some tiny orange shorts and some cleavage. Its not like they give you lap dances and hand jobs with bleu cheese. Ain’t the end of the world folks. And I love these old birds saying “nobody from their neighborhood will go.” Like their neighborhood is somehow above it all. Let me ask these chicks on things – will Hooters have beer, wings and women? Yes? Then all the men in your neighborhood will want to go. End of story.