Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Yapple, Crumbs Bake Shop, Columbia Cottage, Dig Inn

Posted on Monday that Frozen Peaks had closed at Broadway & 95th. Perhaps winter is a bad time to sell frozen yogurt, because Yapple (2056 Broadway, between 70th & 71st) has also recently shuttered.

UPDATE: Upper West Side RedFarm Is Now Hiring; Targeting Mid-September Open

It’s been more than a year since West Village based RedFarm confirmed rumors they were planning an UWS outpost of their popular Chinese/dim sum restaurant at the former Fatty Crab space at 2170 Broadway (76th/77th). The eagerly anticipated opening was originally slated for “early 2013,” but UWS fans have been forced to wait as the [...]

Upper West Side Chinese Restaurant Legend (Formerly Penang) Closed By Health Department

Wrote earlier this month that Chinese restaurant Legend unexpectedly took over popular Malayasian restaurant Penang at 127 W. 72nd (Amsterdam/Columbus). It’s only been a few weeks, but they’ve already run into problems with the Department of Health — the restaurant was recently closed by DOH after racking up an impressive (i.e. NOT impressive 104 violation [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Ollie’s Noodle Shop, Choco Bolo, Triad Theater, Stage 72, Card-o-Mat, Red Farm

Posted last Thursday about the fire that broke out in Ollie’s Noodle Shop on Broadway and blanketed a huge chunk of the West 60s in smoke. At the time, it was reported that Ollie’s (1991 Broadway, between 67th & 68th) would be closed “indefinitely.” Well, “indefinitely” has been changed to “permanently.”

UWS Openings & Closings: Legend, RedFarm, The Purple Fig

Posted last month that Rack & Soul closed shop at 258 W. 109th (near Broadway) after six years. A new restaurant has already taken over the space and it’s pretty big news (at least in terms of restaurant openings): An outpost of Chelsea’s highly regarded Legend Chinese restaurant opened its doors this weekend. Upper West [...]

UWS Closings: Fatty Crab, Lisca

Posted back in July that the Upper West Side outpost of Fatty Crab would be closing in the “fall” to make room for uber-popular West Village Chinese/dim sum restaurant RedFarm’s expansion into the neighborhood. Looks like “fall” meant “Labor Day,” as Fatty Crab will shuttering tonight.

UWS Openings, Reopenings & Closings: Lululemon, Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), The Cottage, Betsey Johnson

The new Lululemon slated for the corner of Broadway & 75th has been in the works February. Branded plywood went up in late May, and now there’s word the store is just a few weeks from opening.

UWS Closings: Good Enough To Eat, The Cottage, Hudson Beach Cafe

UPDATE 7/19: Reports Of Good Enough To Eat’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated UPDATE: 5/14/13: UWS Fixture Good Enough To Eat Finds New Home In The Neighborhood Posted back in December that neighborhood fixture Good Enough To Eat (483 Amsterdam, btw. 83/84) was locked in a dispute with its landlord and might need to move. Now [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: RedFarm, Fatty Crab, Thai Season, Nordstrom

UPDATE 12/3: A rep from RedFarm told me they expect to open “sometime in early 2013.” Rumors have been swirling for months that RedFarm, the incredibly popular West Village Chinese/dim sum restaurant, was looking to expand to the Upper West Side. Esteemed restaurant critic (and Upper West Sider) Gael Greene first mentioned the possibility back [...]

Upper West Side Reopenings: Canteen 82

467 Columbus (between 82nd & 83rd) has seen quite a bit of turnover during the past two years. In March of 2010, Pan-Asian eater Water Moon closed to make way for Chinese restaurant/noodle bar Canteen 82. Nine months later, Canteen 82 transformed (same owners) into Italian spot Nucci. Nucci only managed to survive for about [...]