This edition of Upper West Side openings and closings has a French accent.
iro, the French clothing store,opened on Monday night at 71st street and Columbus Avenue in the former home of Harry’s Burritos. This location is just selling women’s clothes, according to an employee. Thanks to 212-721-2900
A new market called Albertina’s Fine Foods is setting up shop in the old Tani’s shoe store space on Broadway between 69th and 70th streets. We had heard several months ago that it would be a deli. Information about the store is scarce so far. Thanks to Maria, Gretchen and several others for the tips.
French wine bar Vin Sur Vingt is planning to open a new location at 66 West 84th street, and has applied to the Landmarks Preservation Commission “to replace the storefront and to install a retractable awning and a mini split system.” Here’s the wine and food menus at their other three locations. That address housed to be a laundry business.
A new business called Blo is opening in the former Zahra’s Threading Salon at 287 Amsterdam between 73rd and 74th. Blo, which has four other locations, offers washes and blow outs — no cuts — notes tipster Alicia. For history buffs, that address was also the location of the last sex shop on the UWS.)