A new pizza spot, a bakery, and a high-end glasses shop have opened on the Upper West Side.
Pizza restaurant Motorino opened on Thursday at 5 p.m. at 510 Columbus Avenue between 84th and 85th Streets for its first dinner service. Owner Matthieu Palombino told us he’s getting a great vibe from the community. They’ll be serving dinner this week and plan to introduce lunch next week. There are 28 seats in the space and one very cool-looking oven.
Orwasher’s Bakery is open at 81st and Amsterdam, and we’ve already seen quite a buzz inside. But we’re also hearing complaints about the prices, including this lament: “$13.50 for a tuna on a third of a baguette! Last sandwich I’ll buy there!”
Jewelry store Roslyn at 73rd and Columbus has closed its doors for good, after holding out for about a month longer than expected. The owner posted a sign with pictures thanking the community.
Modern Day OptX has opened at 575 Columbus Avenue (88th Street). It’s a high-end optical store with frames for all ages from around the world.