UWS Openings & Closings: Savann, The Vitamin Shoppe, ivivva athletica

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Apologies for the lack of posts today — I’ve been in transit for most of the day.

I’m actually posting this from a plane somewhere above Denver.

With that in mind, a few opening/closing notes:

Top-tipster Kevin A. sent in the photo above — apparently Turkish restaurant Savann (414 Amsterdam, between 79th & 80th) has closed.

Not sure what the story is here — it was just a few months ago that I linked to a pretty positive review of Savann. The restaurant also garnered a solid 4 stars on Yelp (albeit with a slightly limited number of reviews).

Strikes me as surprising.

UPDATE 4/10/13: Pinkberry moving into former Savann space


MUW reader Nina sends in two tips — one closing, one opening:

The Vitamin Shoppe at 2261 Broadway (at 81st) is closing (possibly closed at this point). That’s a nice corner retail spot — will be interesting to see what moves in.

UPDATE 1/30/13: Teavana moving into former Vitamin Shoppe space

In opening news, Nina also reports that ivivva athletica, the kid/youth arm of Lululemon, is opening a store/showroom at 215 W. 83rd (between Amsterdam & Broadway). This space was previously home to Bruce Frank  Beads.

The tagline for ivivva’s website is “dancewear and activewear for girls.” Nina writes  they cater to girls 4-14 years old.

This may be their first store in the US — all their other locations appear to be located in Canada.

Reports are they’re opening tomorrow (Thursday, 8/2), although it might just be a soft-opening.

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  • http://ricosays.tumblr.com/ yourfault1

    Booo! I can’t believe the Vitamin Shoppe is closing! I live right on top of it! Maybe someone will open an amazing deli in that space … Broadway could use it!

  • MyUpperWest

    Are they still open as of now? If you get a chance to pop in and find out when their final day is, it would be much appreciated.

  • http://ricosays.tumblr.com/ yourfault1

    Still open today but the store looks over half empty. Clerk at the store said their last day is the 18th and he doubts there’ll be any kind of big clearance sale. Also, not planning on moving to a new location, just closing.

    Can I get an amen for a deli/bagel shop?

  • http://www.facebook.com/eliane.vanderborght Eliane Vanderborght

    Not surprised at Savann’s closing. I’ve never been but each time I passed it, it was always empty. Sad.
    Sad for the Vitamin Shoppe too. They were unbelievably friendly.