More pizza and assorted Italian food is coming, as a Chinese spot gets redesigned.
My Pie, a well-regarded flatbread-style pizza chain, is opening at 166 West 72nd Street between Columbus and Broadway in the next couple of weeks, according to an employee at the midtown location.
Gina la Fornarina is opening at 2030 Broadway between 69th and 70th Street, according to Amy Pucci, who sent in the photo above. Gina’s closed its location on 73rd and Amsterdam Avenue last month.
Rain, the candle, soap and gift store on 74th and Columbus, has closed up shop just two years after opening. Before Rain there was a shoe store in the space. Thanks to Gretchen for the photo.
Something called Felix & Fanny is moving into the former optician’s office 2868 Broadway (111th-112th). We don’t know what it is, but the name could be an homage to Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn. So maybe a music store? Thanks to Sandra Chiritescu for the photo.
Chinese restaurant Canteen 82 has reopened at 467 Columbus Avenue (82nd-83rd). Terry tells us “the place looks lighter and more spacious — they opened up the back, and there is a bright skylight in that room. There is no more sushi bar, but they have a new dumpling chef and some new food offerings she told us.”
Da Luce, an Italian restaurant at 464 Columbus Avenue between 82nd and 83rd, is now expecting to open in June, according to owner Jenny Orozco. Last year, the restaurant was derailed because of issues with the condo/co-op board, but it’s getting those issues solved, Orozco said on Friday. They’re expecting to have a raw bar too, she said. Thanks to Trish for the photo.
Something is finally going into the former deli on the northwest corner of 96th and West End. One worker told Paul it would be a Mexican restaurant. Presumably it will be a small one because the space isn’t very big.
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