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A new restaurant and a wine bar have just opened on the Upper West Side. Check out lots of recent news about openings and closings below.

Manhattan Brew & Vine, a new wine bar that also sells craft beers has opened its doors at 109th street and Columbus Avenue. The lounge will also have nightly dj’s, and appears to be trying to attarct a celebrity clientele. The soft opening brought out several celebrities from the hip hop and R&B worlds, including Ne-Yo, Fabolous and Fat Joe. The executive chef is also named Denzell Washington, which is kind of great. Here’s the website.

A new Diesel clothing store is opening on the second floor of the Time Warner Center, in the former C. Wonder space. It’s expected to open in late November, a rep told our tipster Andrew. Thanks to D.R. for the tip.

Sabon has also reopened its store at 2052 Broadway between 70th and 71st. “They must have engaged a really savvy interior designer for the affect that they achieved in the little space that they occupy,” writes D.R.


French-style rotisserie chicken restaurant Poulette opened this week at 426 Amsterdam Avenue between 80th and 81st street. They will even bring your chicken to your car if you call ahead! “We know how difficult it is to park in NYC.” Here’s the menu.

TOYS on Broadway between 84th and 85th says it’s closing for good, and there was a For Rent sign up in the window earlier this month. “The guy behind the counter had a familiar story, rent increases being the root cause. Apparently he’s trying to get someone to take over the lease so there’s no official end date yet,” writes Jeff.

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J&E Hair Salon has opened in the former home of frozen yogurt store OO Wonder on Columbus between 72nd and 73rd streets. Thanks to Andrew for the tip.

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    1. Young Sally says:

      Do you mean TOYS on b’way or westside kids on Amsterdam – they both are on 84/85? Any closing is a loss…but WS Kids would be a real disappointment.

    2. Malcolm. says:

      MVB looks great. I’ll make sure to swing by there if I want to get shot.

    3. Babs says:

      Re Poulette menu – why no prices?

    4. Jackie says:

      If you click Order Online you can see Poulette’s prices.

      • wcsnyc says:

        Just ordered from Poulette through Seamless last night. Not bad at all. Chicken was moist and tender and flavored with an interesting spice mixture, including a touch of anise (quite good actually). The ratatouille was a tad bland, but tasty and the red potatoes and arugula salad were both good. Delivery was polite and fast … 20 minutes. (I live close by.) One caution … the cardboard containers and paper bag that they use for delivery are perfectly adequate for warm summer evenings, but they’ll have to devise better insulation as the winter months approach.

    5. dannyboy says:

      Poulette is drive up service. Is it like White Castle?