A frozen yogurt shop, a second-hand clothing store and a new bakery have recently opened on the Upper West Side.
icrave: Doesn’t Apple have a monopoly on using the letter I before the name of a product? Apparently not, because a new frozen yogurt shop called icrave just opened on 95th Street and Broadway. It’s another self-serve frozen yogurt spot a la 16 Handles, with another location in Brooklyn. How many stores can ride this trend? Only time will tell. (Photo above, which resembles Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, by Ben Lerman)
Birdbath Bakery: The eco-friendly bakery, a spinoff of City Bakery, just opened on Friday on 85th and Columbus Avenue, the former home of the Down & Quilt Shop, which moved a block away to Amsterdam Avenue. Birdbath, as we’ve written, gives discounts to people who arrive by bike or skateboard. The staff makes deliveries using rickshaws, and the whole enterprise is apparently wind-powered. Birdbath bakeries have nicknames and this one will be named “Quilty” in honor of its former tenant. Yes, it’s a little much. And yet, the food may be worth it, if the bakery’s fans are to be believed. As the new shop’s first yelper wrote: “The hot chocolate wasn’t there on opening day but will be by the time you read this. In the meantime, Maple Bacon biscuits, chocolate chip cookies to rival Levain (almost), delicious ready to eat organic food to go, and a staff that is sometimes reasonably friendly! What more can you ask out of life?” (Photo via City Bakery blog)
Second Time Around: The consignment shop on 72nd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue, which we first wrote about in August, has opened. A consignment shop sells items that people bring in and then gives a percentage of the sale price (40% in STA’s case) to the original owner. Thanks to Robin for the tip.