A new boutique, a SoulCycle, a pizza shop and a yoga studio are getting set to open on the Upper West Side, as a pet store closes suddenly.
An Amsterdam-based clothing boutique called Scotch & Soda is opening soon at the corner of 80th Street and Columbus, the former home of New World Coffee. The company has three other NYC stores. Here’s the website. Colorful! Thanks to Terry Rosen, Julia and others for tips.
A Denver based company called CorePower Yoga is preparing to open a 4,100 square foot studio at 2030 Broadway, between 69th and 70th Streets, once the home of The New York Look. “The studio will have two practice rooms, in addition to a full retail boutique, and changing rooms with showers and private lockers,” according to the Denver Post. CorePower is “known for its workout-centric, sweat-inducing approach to yoga.”
HealthSource Pharmacy, a health food store and pharmacy, signed a lease for a 750-sqyare foot space at 750 Columbus Avenue, on the corner of 96th Street. This is the chain’s fourth Manhattan store and its first in the neighborhood. “HealthSource is an integrative pharmacy and health food store that focuses on pharmacy, medical supplies, nutritional supplements, and health food,” according to Eastern Consolidated, which arranged the lease.
Pet store Fauna at 570 Columbus Avenue near 88th Street has closed and opened a boarding facility in Yonkers. The still offer some services to Manhattan. Thanks to Sharon and Howard for tips and photos.
Metro FrameArt has moved to 211 West 92nd Street (formerly occupied by copyexperts) from 91st and Broadway, owner Bo Okuyan tells us. “Specializing in creative custom framing of art, keepsake, katuba, photo, needlepoint, game jersey, objects, kids art, and anything that can be imagined.”
Soulcycle is getting ready to open its next UWS studio at 60th Street and West End Avenue. Thanks to Edith for the photo. It’s not yet listed on the SoulCycle map.
Preschool La Escuelita has signed a long term lease with St. Michael’s Church on 99th and Amsterdam and will be taking over the old Basic Trust space. “We will be able to admit twice as many students in our 2s and 3s morning programs and will be able to offer full day programming from 8:15-5PM for those families who desire it,” Administrative Director Kelley Grant tells us.
Susan Kornetsky sent the following update: “Pita Grill at 1028 Amsterdam Avenue (between Cathedral Parkway (W 110th) and West 111th) closed briefly this week for, among other activities, the cleaning and koshering their kitchen, and changing of tabletops, and re-emerged today as a kosher-certified (Orthodox Union or OU) eating establishment with a somewhat revised menu.”
Motorino’s awning and signs are up at 510 Columbus Avenue between 84th and 85th Streets. It was set to open in August, but looks like September now. Thanks to Peter for the tip.