Deluxe Luncheonette on Broadway between 112th and 113th street closed last week with a sign on the door that said goodbye and then… it suddenly reopened this weekend! An employee told us “there was a community outcry, the owners decided to reopen.” The owners, who also own Le Monde, are planning to open a new concept restaurant there, but until they’re ready to do that Deluxe will stay open. Thanks to Scott Matthews for the photo.
Suite Stuff, a pop-up shop with collectibles from hotels and restaurants, recently opened at 228B Columbus Avenue (70th-71st). “This twinkling, treasure trove, lit with a sea of lanterns ($145) from Tavern on the Green, is filled with gifts, both new and old, curated from the country’s most historic hotels and iconic restaurants.”
Bolton’s on 68th and Amsterdam is holding a “Good Buy” sale. They told our tipster Dorothy that they don’t yet know when they’ll be closing. So far, the merchandise is 20% off, but discounts could rise.
Sing & Sing neighborhood grocery store has now closed at 96th and Columbus and “merged” with Columbus Natural Foods on 95th and Columbus. The owner told our tipster Anne that the landlord raised the rent and is seeking a higher-end tenant. “Sing and Sing is a neighborhood institution. They have EVERYTHING! Including artisinal pastries and breads. Excellent fruit and great ice coffee.”
Coco Tea, a bubble tea and smoothie shop, recently opened at 118 West 72nd street. Thanks to Roger for the photo.
Correction: we initially had the wrong block for Suite Stuff.