Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Maje, Kate Spade, Variazioni, Radio Shack, Town Shop

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Looks like women’s clothing boutique Maje is coming to the Upper West Side.

Signage recently appeared at the old Space NK Apothecary store at 217 Columbus (between 69th & 70th).

When it opens later this summer, it will be Maje’s fifth NYC store (I believe they also have showroom space at Bloomingdale’s).

You can find additional information at Maje’s website, including their About Us section that manages to run three paragraphs without actually saying anything.

The store is hiring — if you’re interested you can e-mail uscareers@smcp-group.com.

The Maje space is just a few doors up from the soon-to-arrive Kate Spade store that’s opening in the former Emerald Inn space at 205 Columbus.

I walked by earlier today and there was a huge crew working on the space. There’s still no confirmed opening date, but it looks like their moving quickly.

While Maje and Kate Spade get ready to open on Columbus, another fashion retailer has shuttered one block south of the pair.

Variazioni, which has multiple UWS locations, recently closed shop at 181 Columbus (corner of 68th).

There’s a sign in the window indicating it’s temporary and just for renovations, but that’s usually an ominous sign. Time will tell…

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the store’s opening.

Following up on some previous news:

Radio Shack has officially opened at the former Verizon Wireless space at 2268 Broadway (between 81st/82nd).

Right next door at 2270 Broadway, the Town Shop has completed their relocation from across the street and is now open for business at their new digs.

As mentioned back in April, this move leaves a massive 55 feet of frontage available on west side of Broadway between 81st & 82nd — it’ll be interesting to see if the space is taken by one large tenant or two smaller ones.

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