Upper West Side Openings & Closings

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Illustration by Peter Oumanski , courtesy of New York Magazine

Illustration by Peter Oumanski , courtesy of New York Magazine

Thanks to West Side Spirit for the link to a great piece in New York Magazine about the the “disappearing block” on Broadway between 77th & 78th, as well as the changing commercial and architectural landscape of the Upper West Side.

In opening news, Passion Hair Salon has popped-up on Broadway, between 82nd & 83rd (photo below).  This space used to house Via Veneto, which I think was some sort of clothing/accessory boutique. Passion is open Monday through Friday, 10:30 am to 9:00 pm, and 10:30 – 7:00 pm on the weekends. They also offer free Wi-Fi. I can’t find a website for them, but if you’re interested in more information, their phone number is 212-799-1008.

Two other items from that same block as Passion:

  1. The Liberty Travel on the corner of 82nd on Broadway that was previously mentioned (relocating to elsewhere in the neighborhood) has officially closed and is vacant.
  2. Not sure what to make of this, but… I was looking on SeamlessWeb the other day and noticed a new restaurant called “All American Pancake House,” described as a “delivery only establishment.” Their address is listed as 2282 Broadway. That address is the same as Cafe Eighty Two, a diner. So either they’re leasing out a portion of their kitchen to this “All American Pancake House” place, or they’re one in the same. There’s no listing for Cafe Eighty Two on Seamless and I can’t remember if there was before. I just found that a little strange.


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