As we’ve noted before, Columbus Avenue businesses don’t tend to stay vacant for long. And two stores that recently vacated their spaces are already being filled by new stores.

Paper Source, a Chicago-based stationery store that we’ve written about before, is expecting to open next month in the spot on 75th and Columbus vacated by Therapie. The company has been looking to hire people and recently said in one of its job ads posted to Craisglist: “You have been asking, we are coming…get ready for inspiration, creativity and fun on the Upper West Side!”

“Our stores host regular demonstrations and hands-on workshops on creative techniques including rubber stamping, paper flower making, heat embossing, and book binding.”

Down the block from the new Paper Source, a new jewelry store is expected to open. Pippin Vintage Jewelry, which has a store on West 17th Street, will be opening in the old spot of Michal Golan jewelry. The company expects to open by mid-June, an employee told me today. As Pippin’s website says:

“The majority of our merchandise is displayed openly for visitors to experience hands-on. We also have two well-stocked cases of better collectible costume and fine antique estate jewelry. Our collection features over 100 years of jewelry and accessories.”

Thanks to Kara Rota and Brad Abrams for the tips and thanks to Kara for the Paper Source photo.

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    1. Meg says:

      StationEry not stationAry.

      Great news about Paper Source! They have a store in my parents’ town and it’s terrific. We’ve long needed a store like that since Cardiology got priced out of Columbus Ave.

    2. noreen says:

      Was it Cardeology, not Cardiology? 🙂

      Paper Source does sound like a nice addition.

    3. Olivia says:

      Excellent news about paper source, I`m sure they will do very well 🙂