PARK SLOPE - The owners of a Park Slope pork store say they are being forced to move because of rising rents in the neighborhood.

They say that A & S Pork Store has been in business on 5th Avenue for more than 60 years. Their landlord is attempting to double their rent and the store's owners say they will relocate by the end of the month as a result.

"It's awful, it's gentrification," says one customer.

Neighborhood residents say that what is happening to A & S is symptomatic of a trend that has mom-and-pop stores leaving Park Slope in droves.

"It would work a lot better if the new and the old could stay together," says Joan Radigan, who frequently shops at the store.