Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Maxiga, Amour De Hair, Bluth Frozen Banana Stand

Looks like gift/toy store Maxiga has closed — the windows are papered up and no one is answering their phone at their 2233 Broadway location (between 79th & 80th). Maxiga opened on the Upper West Side back in September 2011 (this space used to house a Best Buy Mobile store).

Can You Hear Me Now? Verizon Wireless Slated To Move Into Former H & H Bagels Space

For nearly 40 years, 2239 Broadway (corner of 80th) was home to H & H Bagels. Since its sudden closure last June (full coverage here), the space has been vacant and a bit of an eyesore. Initial rumors indicated a bank would move in. In October, Queens-based Davidovich Bagels was considering taking over the space, [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Maxiga

The Upper West Side is getting a new coffee place, and it isn’t Starbucks. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a California-based chain that has developed a cult-like following of java (and tea) drinkers, is invading New York. I’m not a coffee drinker, but my friends who are tell me this is a BIG deal.