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

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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.

A sign in the window directs customers to their Brooklyn stores, although their website lists another Manhattan location new Union Square (unless that location has also closed).

Area Kids opened on the Upper West Side back in 2010.


If you missed the post earlier today, Samad’s Gourmet is tentatively scheduled to reopen tomorrow, less than a week after it was forced to close due to damage from a massive fire at the Citibank next door (Broadway & 111th).

Unfortunately for fans of The Heights Bar & Grill, the restaurant located above Samad’s (and owned by the same person), that space remains closed with the reopening date still TBA.

Short post tonight — back at it tomorrow.

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