A 27-year-old Mexican restaurant is going away as new electronics and coffee come into our lives.
Harry’s Burritos on the corner of 71st street and Columbus is expected to close by the end of the year, as competition and costs rise. Harry’s has been making West-Coast style burritos since 1987, and serving margaritas at its bar. Said the owner: “I would say that our traffic has been pretty consistent for the past four [or] five years, but that’s a problem. With rising costs, you need more business. It’s just the way things are going.”
The new Radio Shack is open on Broadway between 96th and 97th street, even as a Radio Shack on 94th and Broadway closes. It’s apparently one of the “new concept” stores with bright lights and fancy gadgets instead of sad carpeting and outmoded equipment. Thanks to Paul for the tip and photo.
Plowshares Coffee, a Rockland County coffee roasting company, has also opened its doors to its first cafe on Broadway between 104th and 105th street, the former home of a Juice Generation. One tipster enjoyed her cuppa joe: “I went in there today for a nice cup of coffee. The staff was very nice, and they appear to have an excellent espresso machine and a barista who can create very pretty latte art. Nice to see a real coffee shop open in the neighborhood.”
Maybe it’s just Instagram, but this picture sure makes the place look cozy: