We’ve got some eclectic Upper West Side openings to tell you about, from a bank, to an electronic store, to a store selling a spicy condiment.
A mystery bank is coming to the Southwest corner of 94th street and Broadway (above). As Paul writes: “The For Rent sign is down, and the work permits say branch bank, but doesn’t identify which one. I think new banks on Broadway is SO 2007…”
A mustard shop will open in the former home of Jalapeno Mexican restaurant on 68th and Columbus, Andrew tells us, by way of a construction worker. A mustard shop? What are we, Brooklyn? (We kid, this could be kind of cool. Fun fact: Hellmann’s mayonnaise was first sold on the Upper West Side, so we know our condiments.) No word yet on what mustard shop.
The former Blimpie on 97th and Broadway will become a coffee shop, according to Paul, who heard it from the smoke shop guy next door. That’s the second time we’ve heard this tip.
A Radio Shack is set to open on the West side of Broadway between 96th and 97th street next to 7-Eleven, Paul tells us (he’s the all-star tipster this week). It will be one of their “new-concept” stores — think hot new tech products instead of random wires and gadgets from 1987. (Photo at right)
A women’s clothing store called Pachute has opened at 57 west 84th street right next to Primo Pizza. It’s got another location on the East Side. Thanks to Emily for the tip.
Lincoln Square Steakhouse is getting set to open in the former home of Loi, the Greek restaurant on 70th street that closed a few months ago. We first reported on it here, and now it has its own website (that doesn’t have much info on it yet). Thanks to Priscilla for the tip and photo.