UPDATE 9/18: RookieUSA is now open
Posted back in March that “an exciting, as-yet-unnamed children’s clothing concept leased approximately 7,000 square feet of ground floor space” at Columbus Square (808 Columbus Avenue).
Thanks to MUW reader Maria, we’ve finally got some additional details.
She sent in the photo above, showing the new store is called Rookie USA. From their website:
“In the Fall of 2012, a new concept in retail will explode onto the scene. RookieUSA will begin opening stores that feature premium apparel from the best brands in the world – Levi’s, Nike, Jordan, Converse, and more. Our Grand Openings will include local sports legends and lots of excitement! RookieUSA is a kid’s only retail destination, designed to provide a premium experience for savvy shoppers.”
If you’ve got kids and think you might shop there at some point, take note that they’re offering a $20 gift card if you give them your e-mail address.
In expansion news, popular neighborhood spot Luke’s Lobster (426 Amsterdam, between 80th & 81st) is on the verge of adding outdoor seating.
DNAinfo has the news, noting the restaurant is just waiting for final approval from the Department of Consumer Affairs — perhaps by the end of July.
Luke’s co-owner Ben Conniff told DNA: “”There’s nothing better than having lobster and a beer outside.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Most of the surrounding bars and restaurants on that stretch of Amsterdam already have outdoor seating, so this move should blend right in.
If you haven’t been to Luke’s, the inside is really small (when they had their Hurricane Irene special last summer it was a ZOO). I’ve personally chowed down on their lobster rolls while sitting on the stoop of a nearby building because there was no room elsewhere. The additional seating will be a great addition.
Mentioned last night that Thai Season (612 Amsterdam, between 89th & 90th) was closed by the health department. They appear to be open again as of today.
Finally, a reminder that today is the final day of the MTA’s FASTRACK maintenance work on the A/C (and E) lines. There are station closures and service changes from 10:00 pm – 5:00 am.
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