Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Area Kids, Samad’s Gourmet

Looks like the UWS outpost of Area Kids (451 Amsterdam, between 81st & 82nd) has shuttered. Frequent MUW tipster Kevin A. snapped this photo yesterday and the store was entirely empty as of earlier today.

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.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Dig Inn Seasonal Market, Samad’s Gourmet, The Heights

It’s been nearly a year since Card-o-Mat closed shop at 2884 Broadway (between 111th & 112th) and new tenants are getting ready to move in. Dig Inn Seasonal Market is opening their seventh New York City location at the space.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: By The Way Bakery, Frozen Peaks

Good news if you have a sweet tooth — the Upper West Side just got a new bakery. It’s even better news if you’ve got dietary restrictions, as the menu is both gluten free and dairy free. By The Way Bakery opened at 2442 Broadway (between 90th & 91st) last week.

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 [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Dean’s, Arte Cafe, Mexican Festival, Yogurtland

This one bums me out a bit, as I was a fan… Italian restaurant and pizzeria Dean’s (215 W. 85th, between Broadway & Amsterdam) has shuttered.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: RadioShack, Aldo

It’s been almost seven months since the Verizon Wireless store at 2268 Broadway (81st/82nd) closed and relocated one block south to the former home of H&H Bagels. Looks like RadioShack is taking over the space.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Good Enough To Eat, Juice Press

Wrote last month that Good Enough To Eat — an Upper West Side fixture for 30+ years — was relocating from 483 Amsterdam to 520 Columbus (at 85th). GETE officially closed shop on Amsterdam yesterday and had their grand opening on Columbus earlier tonight.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Emerald Inn, Banana Republic

Wrote last month that the historic UWS Emerald Inn was getting close to opening at their new location (250 W. 72nd, between West End & Broadway). Thanks to MUW reader Hope, who reports the “new” Emerald is now officially open.