Check out some recent Upper West Side openings and closings below.
Nut Box is opening in the former home of Hot & Crusty location on the East side of Broadway, between 104th and 105th Streets. Nut Box is a store that sells nuts, dried fruits, and other food. It started in Brooklyn. Thanks to Daren for the tip and @Above_96th for the photo.
Fresco Tortillas at 100 West 83rd street has closed, and says it is moving to 146 West 72nd street, which is now a Mexican restaurant called Taco Grill.
Bestall, a men’s shirt company, is opening in the former home of Montmartre on Columbus between 73rd and 74th streets. The website is here. Thanks to Wendi for the tip and photo.
The Ribbon, a restaurant developed by the brothers behind the Blue Ribbon empire, is set to open in the next few weeks at 20 West 72nd street, the former home of Sambuca. “We will be doing some very exciting and unique things at the new space and can’t wait to open our doors to all Upper West Siders very soon,” a rep tells us. “The 200 seat space, due to open late February, will have an elegant industrial design, a bar top converted from a Brooklyn factory floor and a broad menu featuring a rotisserie and raw bar,” Eater reported last year. We’ll be getting more info about the restaurant (and hopefully a sneak peek) soon.
The Subway sandwich shop at 109th and Broadway has shut down, one tipster tells us: “Not that anyone would miss a Subway sandwich shop.”
Friedman’s Lunch is coming to 1187 Amsterdam Avenue at 118th street this summer. We first reported on it in January. Thanks to our anonymous tipster.