Upper West Side Openings/Closings

Friday, May 14th, 2010

area-kidspopover-cafeThe Upper West Side will be getting another kids’ store when Area Kids, the cute “eco- and fun-conscious” brand with several Brooklyn locations is opening a store on Amsterdam between 81st and 82nd.  Stay tuned for updates on the grand opening.

Also opening soon is the new Le Pain Quotidien (formerly the Mineral Springs Cafe or the Sheep Meadow Cafe), located on the north end of the Sheep Meadow in Central Park (mid-park, near 69th).  The New York Times‘ Diners Journal blog reports that the cafe will open tomorrow, serving fancy Parisian fare and drinks including many organic wines.  The restaurant, which will seat 30 inside and 100 outside, has undergone a big renovation since last summer’s version, upgrading the formerly super-casual spot with a up to $1 million in changes and enhancements.

In closing news, Popover Cafe (Amsterdam at 87th) closed this week under orders of the Department of Health, according to Twitter tipster @kale1919.



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