If you’re used to just drinking chamomile, it might be time to try a few new flavors, or perhaps a couple hundred new flavors.
Australian tea shop T2 has opened at 188 Columbus Avenue, with more than 200 tea varieties and colorful teapots for sale. Photo via Columbus Avenue BID.
Shiny Tea New York, which serves bubble tea, has opened at 2667 Broadway between 101 & 102nd Street.
Amsterdam-based fashion company Scotch & Soda is opening a new store at 416 Columbus Avenue on the southwest corner of 80th Street in Manhattan, according to FashionMag.com.
SoupStop, at 517 Columbus between 85th and 86th, has closed. It was connected to Jackson Hole Burgers next door, and the note on the window announcing the closure was the same as the one on Jackson Hole. Trish Anderton, who sent the tip, noted that there are “not many lunches under $10 in the West 80’s anymore.”
Filicori Zecchini on 95th Street and Broadway has morphed into Espresso Matto. This may simply be a rebranding because the Filicori on East 46th Street is also now an Espresso Matto. The store has been offering everything for $2 lately — might not be the best sign for a high-end coffee shop. Thanks to Alan for the photo. Update: a reader points out that Olga Evglevska, a manager for Filicori, was killed while biking in TriBeCa earlier this month. It’s not clear if that has anything to do with the change.
D’Agostino is reportedly looking to sell its New York stores. The location on 110th and Broadway already closed. Several tipsters said the shelves at the store on 91st and Columbus have been increasingly bare, but an employee insisted a little over a week ago that it was just because of a delayed shipment. Still, the shelves are looking bare again this week.
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New York Look at 30 Lincoln Square (62nd street and Broadway) has lost its lease after 33 years.
Last we heard Sun Chan and Broadway Pizza on Broadway between 103rd and 104th street remain closed after a gas leak in the building forced them to shut down for several weeks. We haven’t been able to confirm if they’re closed for good.
Trish is right (and hat tip for the tip):
Trish Anderton, who sent the tip, noted that there are “not many lunches under $10 in the West 80’s anymore.”
There are plenty of places. There are several Lenny’s (Lenwich) in the UWS, Cafe 86 at 86th and Broadway, plenty of delis along Broadway and Columbus. Jackson Hole’s food was not that good, though the soups at Soup Stop were consistently good. I can’t say I am surprised Jackson Hole closed. Anyone who thinks paying $10 for a soggy grilled cheese is a good idea should have their head examined.
Gray’s Papaya, $5.95 for two dogs and a drink. Can’t be beat.
You have to stand (though you get to watch the world walk by) and I’m sure it’s not up to the High Gustatory Standards held by many here. But there’s a reason Gray’s is an Upper West Side institution and a reason there is always a line out the door.
Sorry, Cato. There is not ‘always’ a line at the door at Gray’s. And lets be real, their dogs aren’t very good at all. It’s a quick spot to get something. Nothing more. And $6 for 2 dogs and a drink is not a ‘recession special’ anymore despite them still calling it that. $5 was the max. i still hope it never goes away and love visiting time to time. usually when i’m in a rush or in poor mode.
Sal & Carmine’s
Sun Chan Closed for good?? Oh no! Where will I get my nagoya chicken wings?
The disappearing supermarkets phenomenon is the most disturbing trend of all… try finding your favorite cereal or a small container of milk at Trader Joes or Whole Foods at 10 pm. Food Emporium, the “new” Key Food at 90th and Amsterdam, and now D’agostinos have all disappeaqred. Gristedes wasn’t mentioned here but how long can they realistically hold out? It’s really upsetting.
Instacart has added Food Emporium recently, so delivery from there is always an option now. Hopefully they won’t go out of business entirely…
There are many delis and small markets where you can find things like milk and cereal at any time of day. Geez, even CVS and Duane Reade sell staple food items now, and they are all over the place. Not that I want to buy food in those places, but they will serve in a pinch.
Gristedes is the worst. I welcome the day they disappear.
The Chelsea neighborhood organized and FOUGHT to keep their neighborhood supermarket. It does happen.
Really? What store? I live in Chelsea now, they closed my grocery store in May! Moving back to the UWS next month, not happy their closing grocery stores up there.
Susan, The protests were against Rent Hike for W. 14th St. Associated.
The Gristedes on W86/near Broadway is more expensive than shopping for food at Duane Reade. I don’t understand how it stays in business.
For serious, you can literally do better buying yogurt at the Duane Reade across the street than at the Gristedes at 102 & Broadway. And it’s nasty, too.
I’d like to defend local companies, even chains, but Whole Foods & Trader Joes are eating everyone’s lunch because the smaller NYC supermarkets suck so much.
As Brian points out, not if you’re elderly, the disabled, and lower-income.
sorry but Gristede’s deserves to go. Their prices are astronomical, poor selection and service. I go out of my way to Westside market or Whole Foods or Fairway to get better pricing. They are a ripoff generally.
When I walked by Broadway Pizza it appeared to be undergoing a renovation.
Perhaps they thought that this period of time was propitious to get the work done.
I hope that they’ll re-open soon.
The Gristede’s on West 86th Street is awful. Dingy and dirty. I will never go into that store!!
I always see roaches when I venture in there – openly running around in the daytime. Imagine what goes on at night!
D’Agostino’s is notorious for not keeping their product in stock. I live near there and have run across many times where something I want is not on the shelf, and have asked the staff and it was in the back.
They are too lazy to stock the shelves.
How anyone could choose to go to a Gristedes or D’Agostinos over Whole Foods, Westside, or Trader Joe’s is beyond me.
Gristedes and D’Agostinos are so overpriced it’s comical. And the experience of shopping there would make it worth going to WF or TJ’s even if it weren’t much more inexpensive.
Good riddance to those stores.
Some of our elderly or disabled neighbors rely on the convenience and familiarity of these stores.
Broadway Pizza will re-open hopefully next week, confirmed this with somebody working in the shop today, they are definitely coming back 🙂
Interesting about T2. If Palais de Thes (which had fantastic teas and amazing customer service) couldn’t make a go of it along that stretch of Columbus, I wonder if this new tea shop will fare any better?
Soup stop closed a while ago
Dagostinos not looking good tonight. Shelves are empty
As much as the experience sucks at stores like D`Agostinos, Gristedes, etc., these closures really affect the elderly, the disabled, and arguably even other lower-income folks too.
Good point. Thanks for making it.
I live on W85 between WEA/RSD where choices are Broadway Farms or Gristedes. Prices at both are high and Gristedes is dirty. Last week they lost my order which was to be delivered – to their credit – they came to apt and retrieved by shopping list receipt refilled it exactly and delivered it. The delivery guy was new and he got confused. Key Foods on Amsterdam is only other choice nearby. Whole Foods and TJs are not convenient. It is a real problem
We need a supermarket on the UWS! Eastsiders have Morton Williams. The rest of the country has PUBLIX etc. Trader jo is a crowded mess with poor generic staples and many recalls. Westside market good but small and Fairway kinda awful right now. Why can’t we have wonderful markets like PUBLIX OR RALPHS OR GELSONS or ……..??
There’s a Morton-Williams on the west side of Broadway up by Columbia — around 112 St or thereabouts.
In two words: Sky-high NYC commercial rents.
Sorry, that was five words.
bubble tea! yum!!
Ah Filicori! This is a farewell to the amazing service people who made every visit special. The piece of chocolate next to the cappucino…the unforgettable pastries…the bags of inviting coffee in the windows…and the special swirl of milk in my coffee to brighten my day.
What is in there for $2 is worth that. Barely. My disappointment runs deep.
Always been curious — who’s that guy on his laptop every day in Filicori: you’d think that’s his permanent office/home. (Unsurprisingly, he’s in the photo above,)
I’m with you, I miss the Filicori. The new place is nowhere near as good, both in quality and in the size of the menu. Even for $2 I don’t want to go there.
Please don’t tale my Westside Market away from the under the Belleclaire Hotel, gods of the UWS, even as a fan of Hotel bars. If Westside Market would expand their meat and fish offerings they would be a one-stop shop. Fairway on 74 is doing just fine for larger trips and Westside Market is a comfort for the rest.
The D’Agostino party line about “delayed shipments” is totally BS. Several employees told me the same thing at the 110th St location right before it closed.