Posted in September about upheaval at popular UWS Spanish restaurant Gastroarte (formerly Graffit), located at 141 W. 69th, between Broadway & Columbus.
The restaurant was closed for almost six weeks and was reborn this week as Andanada 141 — a “more refined Spanish cuisine concept.”
Actually, I should say it was supposed to be reborn. As you can see in the sign above, they were slated to reopen on Monday — aka the day of the most destructive storm in the history of New York City…
I just tried calling the restaurant and no one picked up, so it’s unclear if they ever actually managed to open this week.
The restaurant’s website is just a placeholder at the moment, and there’s nothing of note on their Facebook page either.
Frankly, other than it being a Spanish restaurant that may or may not be open, I can’t tell you much.
Helpful — I know…
It will be interesting to see how the restaurant does. Gastroarte chef and owner Jesus Nunez drew nice reviews from NYT’s Sam Sifton and NY Mag’s Adam Platt, and NYT readers listed it as one of their favorite restaurants in the neighborhood.
Unfortunately, he is not associated with this new incarnation.
If anyone lives around 141 W. 69th and can provide an update, please do so.
Thanks to MUW reader Norma for the photo/tip.
Microsoft has launched a pop-up store at the Time Warner Center as part of its Windows 8/Microsoft Surface launch. From The Shops At Columbus Circle:
The highly anticipated Microsoft Surface is finally here – and if you’ve been anxious to get your hands on this brand-new tablet, you’re in luck: Microsoft’s retail store is now open on the ground floor of The Shops. Stop by to see it, try it and buy it!
To top it off, you’ll be able to browse a curated selection of the latest Microsoft products, including Windows 8, and more. So whether you’re looking to pick up the latest gadgets for a special someone this holiday season, or you’re hoping to upgrade your own devices, the Microsoft shop offers a bevy of incredible options!
The Microsoft store is open Mon-Sat 10:00am-9:00pm and Sun 11:00am-7:00pm.
Here’s a little more information from CNET (includes details about the Times Square pop-up location too, but most is also applicable to TWC location).
I’ve got a bit of a backlog of opening/closing news, but it’s been a long couple of days, so I’m calling it quits for the night.
Back at it tomorrow.
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