A butcher shop and a two-level Vegas-style restaurant just opened, and a new French wine bar is on its way.
Butcher shop Hudson & Charles has opened at 555 Amsterdam Avenue on 87th Street, the former home of Schatzie the Butcher (which is now on Broadway between 101st and 102nd). Hudson & Charles also has a West Village shop and will be offering grass-fed meats and sandwiches.
Sugar Factory is now open at 1991 Broadway between 67th and 68th Streets, replacing Ollie’s. The two-level restaurant has glitz, glamour and frothy goblets filled with 60 ounces of sugary drinks. The first Yelp review is in, and it’s pretty positive: “Aaron or as people call him ‘Mr. King Kong’ served us and was very humorous and welcoming- especially when we ordered the Lollipop Passion Goblet.” Who is this Mr. King Kong? Here’s the menu. There’s a lot of dessert and brunch food. It’s open until midnight Sunday-Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
As of Monday, there was still a stop work order notice on the building, after the city halted work on the public plaza outside the restaurant. And there was no carousel either. Thanks to Helen, Elena and Daniel (who took the photos above).
Amelie Wine Bar is planning to open at 556 Amsterdam Avenue between 87th and 88th. Amelie is a “modern wine lounge with French flair,” according to its website. It started in San Francisco and has another relocation in Manhattan. Here’s the menu. “The wine list is comprised of high quality yet affordable wines from around the world…An equal amount of thought and attention is given to food and wine pairings. Our menu hits the spot whether you’re in the mood for a savory munchie, a full dinner or a decadent dessert.” The bar is scheduled to go before the Community Board 7 Business Committee this Wednesday to attempt to get a liquor license.
Anel Cleaners on 70th and Columbus will be replaced by Australian beauty product chain Aesop, a helpful reader pointed out. Irony of all ironies, the contraction billboard is advertising Chanel, which was Anel’s original name until Chanel objected.
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Club Monaco is closing its location on Broadway between 86th and 87th on April 23 and “merging” with its Columbus Avenue store. Thanks to Shari for the photo.
The Second Time Around consignment shop on Broadway and 99th is the only location that is closing on the UWS. The two other locations will remain open, a company rep tells us.