UWS Openings & Closings: Monaco, Whiskey & Beer Bar From Tangled Vine Owners, Oren’s Daily Roast

Wrote back in April that Italian/Mediterranean restaurant Monaco had suddenly closed for “renovations” (421 Amsterdam, at 80th). After a few weeks it felt likely that the “temporary” closing was permanent, and now it’s official. As you can see in the photo above, the awning and signage have been removed. Bad news if you were a [...]

FREE UWS STUFF: Coupon For Free 16 Oz Cup Of “Featured Tea” At New Upper West Side Teavana

Mentioned on Tuesday that new Starbucks-owned specialty tea shop Teavana recently opened at 2261 Broadway (corner of 81st). If you’re looking for an excuse to check out the store, they’re offering a coupon through the end of March for one free 16 ounce cup if their “featured tea” — available either hot or iced.

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Teavana, Laytner’s Linen & Home

UPDATE 3/8: Coupon For Free 16 Oz Cup Of “Featured Tea” At New UWS Teavana Wrote back in January that Teavana, a specialty tea shop owned by Starbucks, was slated to open at 2261 Broadway (corner of 81st, in the former Vitamin Shoppe space). The store officially kicked off business over the weekend and, true [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Teavana, Coach, Card-O-Mat, Alamo Drafthouse

UPDATE 3/5: Teavana is now open (and really does appear to be nirvana for tea drinkers). Wrote last night about a mystery “tea shop” that was slated to take over the former Vitamin Shoppe space at 2261 Broadway (corner of 81st). Amazing MUW readers Pam and Rebecca each managed to track down a Craigslist posting [...]

UWS Openings & Closings: Le Palais des Thés, H&M, Cocina Economica, IceFest

Just got back from the “UWS Work From Home” Meeting/Networking/Social Event. I thought I’d be there for an hour, but was there for five instead… so I’m a little late with tonight’s “Openings/Closings”… Posted last week that French tea company Le Palais des Thés was getting ready to open their first U.S. location at 194 [...]

Upper West Side Openings: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Columbus Circle Holiday Market, Pecan Cafe, Organic Avenue

Another day, another Upper West Side Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf update (with plenty of non-Coffee Bean stuff too). Thanks to MUW reader Chari’s photo above, we now have some concrete evidence they plan to open a location at 79th & Columbus.

Upper West Side Openings: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

UPDATE 12/1: Coffee Bean Location At 392 Columbus (@ 79th) Appears Confirmed The Upper West Side Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf saga continues… Today, a CBTL pop-up shop opened at 2169 Broadway (between 76th & 77th), but with a catch: it’s not really a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

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.

My Upper West Pick of the Month: The Sensuous Bean

Each month, My Upper West chooses an Upper West Side business as Pick of the Month.  These businesses are part of what makes our neighborhood great, and we highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t yet had the chance.  This month’s pick is The Sensuous Bean, the coffee and tea shop at 70th between [...]

Columbus Circle Openings

After the block of Broadway between 58th and 59th became somewhat destitute, with several storefronts closing and staying closed (minus a Halloween costume pop-up store) for months, things are looking a little brighter these days.  A new location of argo tea café, the Chicago/NYC chain of signature and unique teas, is opening on the block.  [...]