UWS Openings & Closings: French Bakery Moving Into Former Big Nick’s Space, Popover Cafe Shutters

It’s been a little more than five months since Big Nick’s closed, ending a run of more than 50 years at 2175 Broadway (between 76th & 77th). Now a French bakery is getting ready to move in sometime this spring.

Upper West Side Closing: Big Nick’s Shutters After 50+ Years On The UWS

It’s been nearly seven months since news broke that Big Nick’s — an Upper West Side fixture since 1962 — was facing possible closure. The restaurant had since managed operate on a month-to-month basis while attempting to negotiate a new lease, but the clock has finally run out. After 51 years on the UWS, Big [...]

UPDATE: Future Still Uncertain For Upper West Side Big Nick’s; NYT Profiles History & Financial Issues

It’s been almost two months since news broke that Big Nick’s is facing closure after 50+ years on the Upper West Side. The landlord at 2175 Broadway (between 76th & 77th) is looking to increase the rent on the 1,000 square foot space from $40,000/month to $60,000/month. Yesterday, the New York Times had a great feature [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Coach, Laytner’s Linen & Home, Unnamed Tea Shop, Big Nick’s Burger Joint

UPDATE 2/28: The Aldo shoe store currently located at Broadway & 86th is taking over the former Coach space. It’s a little hard to see in this photo, but if you look closely in the upper-right corner above the door, you can make out faint lettering that spells “Coach.” The photo above is of the [...]

BIG NICK’S CLOSING UPDATE: Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Offers Help, Nick Says No Thanks For Now

Wrote earlier this month that Big Nick’s Burger Joint is facing closure after 50+ years on the Upper West Side. The landlord at 2175 Broadway (between 76th & 77th) is looking to increase the rent on the 1,000 square foot space from $40,000/month to $60,000/month. State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, who represents the Upper West [...]

UWS DISCOUNT: Kids Eat FREE At Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint On Tuesdays

Got a note a little while ago from a reader asking if I had any updates on Big Nick’s, which MyUpperWest first reported earlier this month may be closing. I just happened upon their Facebook page and noticed that earlier today they posted “Kids Eat Free On Tuesdays.” The deal is good for kids 12 [...]

UPDATE: Big Nick’s Closing Looking More Likely

UPDATE 1/29: Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Offers Help, Nick Says No Thanks For Now UPDATE 1/22: UWS DISCOUNT: Kids Eat FREE At Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint On Tuesdays Posted last week (is it possible to “break” a rumor?) that Upper West Side fixture Big Nick’s might be on the verge of closing after [...]

UWS RUMOR: Big Nick’s To Close After 50+ Years On The Upper West Side?

UPDATE 1/29: Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal Offers Help, Nick Says No Thanks For Now UPDATE 1/22: UWS DISCOUNT: Kids Eat FREE At Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint On Tuesdays UPDATE 1/10: Big Nick’s closing looking more likely due to massive rent increase Let me preface this by saying that it’s only a possibility and nothing [...]

UWS Photo Of The Day: Line Around The Block For 1962 Prices At Big Nick’s

UPDATE 1/10/13: Big Nick’s Closing Looks Likely UPDATE 1/3/13: UWS RUMOR: Big Nick’s To Close After 50+ Years On The Upper West Side? It never ceases to amaze me how long people will wait in line for a “deal.” (see lines for free UWS ice cream here & here). Posted yesterday that Big Nick’s was [...]

TODAY ONLY — UWS Big Nick’s Is Rolling Prices Back To 1962 Levels!

UPDATE 1/22/13: UWS DISCOUNT: Kids Eat FREE At Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint On Tuesdays UPDATE 1/10/13: Big Nick’s Closing Looks Likely UPDATE 1/3/13: UWS RUMOR: Big Nick’s To Close After 50+ Years On The Upper West Side? UPDATE 2/23: UWS Photo Of The Day: Line Around The Block For 1962 Prices At Big [...]