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High-end Italian boutique Mangano was briefly open in the former home of Himalayan Crafts at 2007 Broadway between 68th and 69th, but it has closed.
Children’s clothing store Wyatt Lily at 290 Columbus Avenue (73rd-74th street) is closing on Wednesday after two and a half years, owner Rachel Uchitel tells us. The store is opening a new location at 1 Chase Road in Scarsdale that will be about three times larger than the current location and stock items for newborns to 14-year-olds. The UWS store had clothes for newborns to 6-year-olds. Uchitel talked about the difficulty of running a small business in the neighborhood. “We’ve been really trying to hang in there and stick with it. It’s really sad for us to go, but it’s exciting to expand. It was a good business decision to go somewhere else where we can turn a profit. This space gave us credibility and allowed us to establish a brand worldwide.” They’ll continue offering private concierge service on the UWS, and you can check the latest available styles on their Instagram.
Maison Pickle, a new restaurant from Jacob Hadjigeorgis of Jacob’s Pickles, is set to open on Broadway between 83rd and 84th in the former home of Ouest this summer. The new name was first revealed by Eater, which reported that “the new restaurant will serve cocktails along with those sandwiches in a space that will seat approximately 150 people.” The restaurant’s subtitle is “cocktails and french dip,” a Jacob’s rep tells us. Consider us excited…
Japanese kosher steakhouse Prime Ko at 217 West 85th Street has changed its name to Prime West, and is relaunching as a high-end French kosher bistro. Parisian chef Edward Boarland has prepared an authentic French American menu, and they’ll be serving a $110 price fixe menu upstairs with an la carte menu in the downstairs lounge.
Paper is up on the windows at the former Green Cafe at 97th and Broadway. Workers next door tell our tipster Paul that it will be a Korean coffee shop.
The signs are up at Kirsh, the 24-hour restaurant and bakery opening in the former Popover’s spot on Amsterdam between 86th and 87th. Owner Dan Kirsh says they’re just waiting for a gas hookup and will be ready to open soon; last we talked to him he was hoping to open by the end of this month, but it looks now like it will be about two weeks. He posted on Instagram on Tuesday that the bakery is ready. Thanks to Rachel for the photo above.
Mike’s Furniture has closed its location at 85th and Amsterdam after almost 20 years. For now, it will sell items out of Mike’s Lumber and Hardware Store at 254 West 88th street, and the owners are looking for a new location in the neighborhood. Thanks to Tamara for the tip, and the photo of the note below.
Correction: We reported incorrectly that Mangano was about to open.