Use Group SB

In Areas A, B, C, D and E, except as stated in this Section, all commercial uses permitted by Use Group SB shall be limited to a maximum floor area of 3,500 square feet per establishment and to a maximum frontage per establishment at ground floor level of 35 feet when facing any plaza, Emmons Avenue, Sheepshead Bay Road, Ocean Avenue and Bedford Avenue. Any use marked with a single asterisk (*) shall not be located on the ground floor of a building.

A.        Convenience retail or service establishments

Bakeries, limited to 750 square feet of floor area for production

Eating or drinking places, with no restriction on floor area or frontage per establishment, including those which provide outdoor table service or incidental musical entertainment

Hardware stores, limited to marine supplies

Stationery stores

Tailor or dressmaking shops, custom

B.        Offices

*        Offices, business, professional or governmental

C.        Retail or service establishments

Antique stores

Art galleries

Artists' supply stores

Bicycle, rental or sales

Boat showrooms, with no repair or preparation or boats for delivery, floor area limited to 5,000 square feet

Book stores

Candy or ice cream stores

Cigar or tobacco stores

Clothing stores or clothing accessory stores

Dry goods stores (fabrics)

Fishing tackle and equipment


Gift shop

Health and fitness establishments

Jewelry or art metal shops

Leather goods stores

*        Meeting halls, having a rated capacity of not more than 75 people

Millinery shops

Music stores or repair shops

Newsstands, open or enclosed

Off-track betting establishments

Pet shops

Photographic equipment or supply stores

Picture framing shops

Record stores

Shoe stores

Sporting or athletic goods stores

Stamp or coin stores

*        Studios, music, dance or theatrical, with no restriction on floor area

Taxidermist shops

Toy stores

Travel bureaus

Watch or clock stores or repair shops

D.        Clubs

*        Clubs, non-commercial, without restrictions on activities or facilities

E.        Accessory uses