UWS Openings & Expansions: 79th Street Pharmacy, Columbus Square Whole Foods Wine Shop, The Lounge At Cafe Tallulah

Wrote back in October that a new pharmacy was slated to open at 215 W. 79th (between Broadway & Amsterdam). The space became vacant in September 2011, when previous tenant Rodos Interiors relocated to Brooklyn. The aptly named 79th Street Pharmacy finally opened for business earlier today. UPDATE 2/13: A letter from the owners of [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Gastroarte (fka Graffit), RookieUSA, Rigoletto Pizza

There’s been quite a bit of upheaval at popular UWS Spanish restaurant Gastroarte (formerly Graffit) over the past few weeks (141 W. 69, between Broadway & Columbus). Chef and partner Jesus Nunez left a few weeks ago and now a sign in the window indicates “the restaurant is closed for kitchen restoration.”

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 8/17/12

Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Friday, August 17th, 2012…

UWS Openings, Reopenings & Expansions: RookieUSA, Luke’s Lobster, Thai Season

UPDATE 9/18: RookieUSA is now open Posted back in March that “an exciting, as-yet-unnamed children’s clothing concept leased approximately 7,000 square feet of ground floor space” at Columbus Square (808 Columbus Avenue). Thanks to MUW reader Maria, we’ve finally got some additional details.

UWS Openings: Five Lamps Tavern (With Beer Garden!), Starbucks

Mentioned back in March that a place called Five Lamps was opening at 2756 Broadway (between 105th & 106th), in the former Meridiana space. Signage announcing their impending arrival recently went up and a rep told me they’re very close to opening.

UWS Openings & Closings: Variazioni, Michaels

Mentioned in February that the former All Bright Trading Company space at 2659 Broadway (corner of 101st) was being gutted. It has now reopened at Variazioni, a women’s clothing boutique.

UWS Openings, Closings & Rumors: Westside Market, Associated Supermarket, Michaels, RedFarm

Mentioned last week the long-awaited new Westside Market at 2589 Broadway (between 97th & 98th) was slated to open on either 3/28 or 3/29. Looks like it was the latter, as @redr239 wrote in on Thursday evening to say “Westside Market is open and jumping.” Frequent tipster Jim e-mailed the next day and added that [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Reopenings: Gastronomie 491, Starbucks, Verizon Wireless, Unamed Children’s Clothing Concept, Abbey Pub, Hungarian Pastry Shop

I first mentioned Gastronomie 491 (491 Columbus, between 83rd & 84th) way back in September. At the time, word was they’d open “sometime in October.” As with many openings in the neighborhood, things moved a little slower than originally planned. However, the wait is now over — the gourmet market and cafe is opening for [...]

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 2/27/12

Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Monday, February 27th, 2012…

Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 2/21/12

Happy Fat Tuesday! Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012…