Upper West Side Openings, Closings & Relocations: Jalapeno, Lansky’s, Aldo, Coach

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Posted on Tuesday that Lansky’s Old World Deli had closed after six years on the Upper West Side at 235 Columbus (between 70th & 71st).

Early rumors about the future of the space indicate that UWS Mexican restaurant Jalapeno will relocate there from its current home two blocks south at 185 Columbus (between 68th & 69th).

Jalapeno is owned by chef David Ruggerio, who was also the owner of Lansky’s.

I’m not yet ready to call this 100% confirmed, but I believe my source is credible and would be surprised if the move didn’t come to fruition.

No word on when the transition may happen or what might move into the Jalapeno space if/when it relocates. Lansky fans may want to hold out hope that a smaller, reimagined version of the deli opens there, but that seems like a long shot.

Mr. Ruggerio also owns Bomboloni, which is located adjacent to Jalapeno at 187 Columbus.

In other relocation news…

Wrote last month that the Coach store at 2321 Broadway (at 84th) had closed.

Looks like a new tenant is already lined up.

MUW reader Thomas sent in the photo below earlier this week, indicating the Aldo shoe store at 2345 Broadway (corner of 86th) is for rent.

I stopped by the store earlier and was told by an employee that they’re taking over the former Coach space and are targeting a May opening. While I don’t have the exact square footage comparisons, I believe the new Aldo store will be noticeably larger than the current one.

No word yet on what might take Aldo’s place at 86th Street, although it remains open for the time being.



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