If you’re feeling frisky, you can pick up a mannequin, some oysters, a burrito, some linguini and a bunch of real estate listings. Whatever tickles your fancy.
Here are some exciting and strange openings and closings:
American Apparel on 109th street and Columbus Avenue has closed, and has been selling everything down to the mannequins, whose positions and demeanors are somewhat unsettling both clothed and nude. Thanks to Nancy for the photo.
Crave Fishbar is set to open imminently in the former home of Brother Jimmy’s on Amsterdam between 80th and 81st. A spokesman said they’d open by the end of this month or early December. It’s a very large space and will have a bar and restaurant seating up front, a large back room, and outdoor seating (presumably the sidewalk cafe).
“With a light and airy coastal atmosphere, the neighborhood fishbar will offer 100% sustainable seafood and fresh fish, a fully stocked raw bar, and a rotating tap featuring local craft beers, organic wines and batch cocktails. In addition to daily #oystergram happy hour/dinner service and weekend brunch, Crave Fishbar is excited to introduce a late night dining menu, exclusive to the new Upper West Side location. The late night menu, available until 1:00 AM, will feature an abridged version of popular Crave dishes and an extensive offering of innovative craft cocktails.” Photo by Arif.
Corcoran is opening a real estate office in the former home of Amber at 70th and Columbus. They’re paying a whopping $64,500 a month (!), the Observer reports.
Italian restaurant Mezzogiorno has opened for dinner on Broadway between 107th and 108th street. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. No word yet on if/when tehy’ll be open for lunch. Thanks to Rich, RS and other tipsters.
The Food Emporium on 90th and Broadway is now closed for good. We await word on what will open there (we’re hearing unconfirmed rumors of a gym).
Tatz Gourmet Sweetz, the gluten-free bakery at 844 Amsterdam Avenue (101st-102nd) has closed. It opened about a year and a half ago. Thanks to Rob for the tip and photo.
Chipotle was set to open on Nov. 20, at 805 Columbus Avenue in Columbus Square, Evan told us last week. We haven’t gotten the update as to whether it has actually opened its doors yet (Chipotle’s website still says it’s “opening soon.”
Pretty Angel Nail Spa on Columbus between 84th and 85th Streets “is closing and “merging” with the Pretty Angel on Amsterdam between 88th and 89th Streets,” Marsha tells us.