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.

UWS Deal Alert: Cheap Gastropub Dinner & Drinks

Good deal today from Slighly Oliver, the gastropub that opened at 511 Amsterdam (between 84th & 85th) last fall (coverage here & here). They’re offering a choice of discounted dinner and drinks for either two or four people:

UWS Deal Alert: Cheap Dinner & Wine Special

Good deal today from Slighly Oliver, the gastropub that opened at 511 Amsterdam (between 84th & 85th) last fall (coverage here & here). They’re offering dinner for two with a bottle of wine for 50% off.

Upper West Side Openings: Westside Market, Slightly Oliver

Posted in December (here & here) that the Subway Sandwich shop at 2595 Broadway (between 97th & 98th) closed rather suddenly with no explanation. Looks like they were bought out by the Westside Market slated to open next door at 2589 Broadway.

Upper West Side Openings: On Tap At Whole Foods, Slightly Oliver

Beer lovers rejoice — you have a new mecca on the Upper West Side. MUW reader Jillian (photo above) reports that “On Tap” at the Columbus Circle/Time Warner Center Whole Foods is now open. To be clear, this isn’t just a fancy retail beer shop. It’s a full-blown bar (with wine too) inside Whole Foods [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Slightly Oliver, Loi, TBA @ Amsterdam & 86th

Interesting update on the enigmatic Slightly Oliver that was mentioned last week (replacing Bar Luna at 511 Amsterdam). The “coming soon” signage went up so fast that I that I thought it might be a simple re-imagining of Bar Luna, but it’s actually something completely different and it sounds sort of promising.

Upper West Side Openings, Closings, & Rumors: Bar Luna, Slightly Oliver, Davidovich Bagels, & 420 Bar

It probably wasn’t a great sign for Bar Luna when they recently put a notice up saying they’d no longer be serving brunch. MUW read Johnny Scats (hands-down the best named tipster in the biz) e-mailed to say they officially closed yesterday. There wasn’t a long wait to find out what’s moving in — the [...]