A Michelin-starred restaurant appears to be closed for good, as another bagel store is apparently moving in to the Upper West Side (making it the third in less than a year).
Michelin-starred Spanish restaurant Andanada at 141 West 69th Street near Broadway looks like it’s closed for good. The lights have been off during dinner hours, no one is answering the phone, the owner did not respond to email messages, and an employee next door said he thinks they are closed. A UPS notice was on the door when we stopped by. We reported a few weeks ago that Noi Due next door was planning to expand into Andanada’s space, but we did not hear back from Andanada’s owner to confirm they were closing. Heralded chef Manuel Berganza posted on Instagram a few weeks ago that he’s moved onto another project in Singapore. This is indeed a sad closing — the place had excellent food and fun flamenco dancers and musicians. Thanks to Michael for the tip.
(There is now just
one UWS spot with Michelin stars: Lincoln Ristorante and Dovetail. Jean-Georges and Per Se also have stars, but are just barely in the neighborhood. Telepan, which had a star, closed last year and Picholine closed in 2015. Lincoln Ristorante lost its star last year.)
Columbus Bagel Cafe is opening in the former home of Ricky’s on Columbus Avenue between 82nd and 83rd Streets. It would be the third bagel shop to open in less than a year — the other two are Zucker’s and H&H Midtown East. Thanks to Lisa for the photo.
Thrift store Second Time Around is closing its store at 2624 Broadway between 99th and 100th on Monday April 10. Other locations are expected to close too. It’s not yet clear if the store on 72nd Street is closing — we’re awaiting word from the company. If you’ve got anything on consignment, better contact them quick. Thanks to Erica for the tip.
Da Capo is planning to open at 322 Columbus Avenue (75th-76th), the former home of a running shop. They said at a recent liquor license hearing that the will serve coffee during the day and offer wine & tapas in the evening. There will also be live music. Thanks to Corrie for the photo and Amy for the tip.
We reported last week that Sweetgreen appeared to be ready to open at 91st and Broadway, and the news was confirmed by the Commercial Observer. The health food restaurant plans to move into 2460 Broadway between 91st and 92nd in late summer. It’s a 10-year deal and the asking rent was $250 a square foot. It’s the third Sweeygreen in the neighborhood.
You scream, I scream. We all scream for Screme’s outdoor gelato bar at 176 West 94th Street (Amsterdam), which is open for business (not a new opening, but a nice sign of Spring)! Thanks to Rob for the photo.
There’s work going on at the former EMS on 76th and Broadway and Anel Cleaners on 70th and Columbus. If anyone has any tips about those or other openings and closings email westsiderag at gmail dot com.