Owner (Photo: Joshua Alvarez)

Owner Lev Kelman. (Photo: Joshua Alvarez)

First the East Village got the city’s first kava bar and now comes its first hemp bar.

A large dark blue banner hangs just outside Brooklyn Dark Hemp Bar, amidst all the head shops on St. Marks Place. Earlier today, we found owner Lev Kelman setting out free samples of his ubiquitous Brooklyn Dark chocolate bars on the counter. Next to him, a coffee and espresso machine was primed and ready. Hemp chocolate brownies, pastries, and cookies were laid out on baking sheets in a small showcase on top of the counter.  A few hemp t-shirts were displayed on a red brick wall.

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