A well-liked diner near Columbia closes up shop, as some highly anticipated eateries get set to open.
Deluxe Luncheonette at 2896 Broadway between 112th and 113th appears to have finally succumbed after 17 years of dishing out diner food to Columbia students and others. There was an auction on Tuesday and all the furniture was sold, Kate tells us. No one was answering the phone on Wednesday. Last year, the restaurant briefly closed and then reopened, promising to open a new concept in the space eventually.
Sean, the French men’s boutique at 224 Columbus (70th) is having a final sale, Terry tells us. “I joked with the salesman, ‘What did they quintuple the rent?,’ and he smiled and answered, ‘No, just tripled it.’ He told me that they are looking for another location to move on the UWS. In the meantime, they are having a sale of 50%-75% off.”
Orwashers Bakery is planning to open on September 1 at 81st and Amsterdam in the former home of Pet Health Store. Julie tells us it’s the 100th anniversary of the opening of their Upper East Side store. Looks like they’re still looking for employees. Thanks to Ashley Pagnotta for the photo above and Julie and Arif for the photos below.
It may still feel like summer, but a Halloween pop-up store is already getting ready to open at 2688 Broadway: (102nd-103rd). Thanks to Stefan for the photo.
Butcher shop and restaurant White Gold from April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman is set to open in September at 78th and Amsterdam, Grub Street reports. Apparently they’ll be serving breakfast too — mmm, sausage. “White Gold, named after the old-school-butcher term for those precious flavor-enhancing ribbons of animal fat, will also serve three meals a day, executed by Bloomfield’s chef de cuisine, Robert Flaherty. ‘We’ll introduce diners to steaks they may never have heard of by cooking them perfectly in the restaurant rather than yammering on about them at the display case,’ says Nakamura. Non-steak stuff includes a smoked-tofu bánh mì, hot dogs, and rotisserie chicken.”
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