It’s been just about six months since the Gourmet Garage at 2567 Broadway (between 96th & 97th) closed.
Now it looks like something less “gourmet” and more “garage” is moving into the space — 7-Eleven will be opening their third UWS location there.
Work permits at the site indicate it’s the future home to the purveyor of Slurpees (h/t to MUW reader Ann).
It’s unclear if 7-Eleven is taking over the entire space or just a portion of it. A Gourmet Garage rep had e-mailed back in December to say the landlord was subdividing the space among multiple tenants. No word at the moment if that’s still the case or if circumstances have changed.
A recent press release indicates the chain plans to “double its 20-store presence in Manhattan in the next year and grow to about 135 units by 2017,” so don’t be surprised to see a few more pop-up elsewhere in the neighborhood.
In closing news, it appears as though The Neighborhood (936 Amsterdam) has shuttered. MUW reader Matt sent in the following note:
We live very close to The Neighborhood at 106th & Amsterdam, and they seem to have closed for good. At first they had a sign saying they would be closed a few days a week and now we haven’t seen them open in a long while.
It was a nice place but they never seemed to really get their footing.
I bought a Living Social deal from The Neighborhood back in February — I suppose I need to look into getting a refund now…
If you missed the post this morning, MTA FASTRACK maintenance is back this week. This time it’s affecting overnight service (10 pm – 5 am) on the 1/2/3 subway lines — click here for details.
Finally, posted earlier this month that an ambiguous retail store named Magpie is opening in the former Roam boutique space (488 Amsterdam, between 83rd & 84th).
I e-mailed them for more information but haven’t heard back. In the meantime, original tipster Christina sent in the updated photo below — they recently put their awning up.
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