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 [...]
Looks like gift/toy store Maxiga has closed — the windows are papered up and no one is answering their phone at their 2233 Broadway location (between 79th & 80th). Maxiga opened on the Upper West Side back in September 2011 (this space used to house a Best Buy Mobile store).
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.
UPDATE 10:45 pm: I asked Joseph for some additional details about the damage and he responded with this: “It was significant as the front half of store ceiling was exposed. entire sidewalk ws white frm the wet sheetrock that fell.” Scary scene earlier today at the Lenny’s sandwich shop at 302 Columbus (74th/75th): MUW reader [...]
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 was all the way back in January that Juice Press announced it was planning to open two Upper West Side stores. As is common with these things, it took longer than expected to happen, but the first UWS Juice Press opened for business last week at 73 W. 82nd (between Columbus & CPW).
The 84th Street AMC Loews on Broadway is undergoing renovations, resulting in three of its six screens being temporarily closed and the entire theater shuttering for five days next week. It looks like one of the improvements will be the installation of La-Z-Boy-esque reclining seats.
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 [...]
Wrote last month that the Food Emporium at 2008 Broadway (corner of 68th) is closing (and rumored to be replaced by a Walgreens). MUW reader @DougKaplan sent in this depressing interior shot of empty shelves at the space. The store is officially slated to close on May 4 — judging from this photo, it may [...]