There’s some action brewing at the old Cardeology space at 452 Amsterdam (81st/82nd) — a new store called Treat House is gearing up to open. It’s billed as “the first crisped rice treat emporium.”
Posted back in March that the Barney’s Co-Op at 2151 Broadway (between 75th & 76th) is slated to undergo a renovation and re-branding. As you can see in the photo above, that process has begun.
Posted all the way back in December 2011 that neighborhood stalwart Good Enough To Eat — located on the Upper West Side since 1981 — was facing the prospect of possibly leaving the neighborhood due to an issue with the landlord. There was more grim news on the subject last summer, when owner Carrie Levin [...]
Wrote back in February about plans for the Aldo shoe store at 2345 Broadway (at 86th) to relocate two blocks south to the former Coach store space at 2321 Broadway (at 84th). They’re finally getting close to opening.
If you blinked, you may have missed it — Malaysian restaurant Penang (172 W. 72nd, between Amsterdam & Columbus) has unexpectedly shuttered It has been immediately replaced by the second Upper West Side outpost of Chinese restaurant Legend, joining the one that opened at 258 W. 109th (near Broadway) back in December.
Wrote last month that the “For Rent” signs at the long-vacant Georgia’s Cafe space had been taken down (2418 Broadway, at 89th). Now there’s some more information: A restaurant called Cibo e Vino – cibo is Italian for “food” — is applying for a liquor license at the space.
It took a little while longer than expected, but the long awaited Upper West Side outpost of Birch Coffee finally opened this past week at 750 Columbus (at 96th). The store opened with a soft launch on Tuesday, featuring a full coffee and pastry menu. I believe beer offerings went live today (six taps, two [...]
It’s been more than a year since a liquor license application first appeared on the window of the Beacon Hotel (2130 Broadway, between 74th & 75th), indicating something was in the works. That something is the swanky looking Beacon Bar, which finally opened its doors last Friday.
UPDATE 5/3: Simit + Smith’s VP of Marketing posted a note in the comments about this — as I had speculated, this appears to have been a clerical issue. You can read the comment in its entirety below, but here’s the pertinent information: “I wanted to update you and your readers about the Simit + [...]
Wrote back in October about Park West, a bistro from the owner of neighborhood stalwart Pomodoro that was slated for 103 W. 70th (between Amsterdam & Columbus). Six months later, it’s finally here — the bar/restaurant opened its doors on Saturday night.
Wrote back in February about a reliable source telling me that Upper West Side Mexican restaurant Jalapeno is slated to move into the former Lansky’s Old World Deli space at 235 Columbus (Lanksy’s unexpectedly closed near the end of February). The move is now confirmed, as Jalapeno recently applied to Community Board 7 for a [...]
It’s been eight months since Turkish restaurant Savann suddenly closed shop at 414 Amsterdam (between 79th & 80th). I heard at least one rumor at the time that they would reopen, but it never happened. The space is now slated to become the Upper West Side’s newest Pinkberry.
It’s been exactly four months since Cocina Economica Mexico opened at 452 Amsterdam (between 81st & 82nd) in the former Recipe space (same owners). The crew from Serious Eats recently went to check it out and file a review.
I’ve been getting questions from readers about the construction taking place at 670 Columbus (between 92nd & 93rd), so it seems like a good time for an update. Despite some rumors going around about this becoming a Bed Bath & Beyond, it’s actually slated to be a Party City superstore.
Still trying to get back to a normal posting schedule and have a huge backlog of opening/closing news. A new restaurant called The Ellington recently opened at 936 Amsterdam (corner of 106th). While the space has a jazz theme and pays homage to the great Duke Ellington — West 106th Street is also known as [...]