Another longtime cleaners closes its doors as dozens line up to taste new ramen. Check out recent Upper West Side openings and closings below.
Zurutto, the ramen and gyoza bar on 72nd street between Columbus and Broadway, opened on Sunday night, and they were apparently giving out free food and beer. The restaurant is run by the owner of sushi spot Tenzan. Jeff snapped the picture above of the line to get in and says the place is set to open for good on Monday. Here’s Jeff’s photo of the ramen.
Anel Cleaners on 70th street and Columbus Avenue has closed after more than 50 years. The owner owns the building, so it didn’t have to do with rent, the Times reported.”‘It’s time,” said [owner Robin Saltzman] by way of explaining the decision to shut down, adding that 60-some hours a week, from early morning to early evening, is ‘a lot of hours.’ Anel will be replaced by a branch of Aesop, an Australian skin-care retailer that has six Manhattan stores.” Fun fact: the store was initially called Chanel, until the owner took off the CH to avoid a legal challenge by the Chanel brand and to move up higher in the phone book.
D’Agostino on 110th street and Broadway will close on Saturday. We reported a couple of months ago that the closure was likely. A manager told one customer that “competition” ended up dooming the store.
Tea shop T2 is opening on Columbus between 68th and 69th. Thanks to Diana for the photo.
Joie, a boutique, is opening at the corner of 69th street and Columbus.
Choice Hotels pulled out of its franchise agreement with the Rodeway Inn on 71st street between Columbus and Central Park West after the latest alleged crime occurred there, but a new proprietor is stepping in: La Quinta. Perhaps they can stem some of the hotel’s recent problems. Thanks to Matt for the photo.
News Inc., the news and candy shop, is closing up shop on Broadway between 76th and 77th street and moving to 273 Amsterdam Avenue between 72nd and 73rd street. Now that News Inc. and Bra Smyth are gone, the Hotel Belleclaire is closer to a major project to change the storefronts on that block. Thanks to Sue for the photo.