The neighborhood is getting a new burger joint to replace an old one, and Telepan is being replaced by a workout spot.
Burger joint JG Melon plans to open at 480 Amsterdam Avenue (83rd) in the former home of Joe’s, which just closed. JG Melon’s Upper East Side location is known for having an excellent burger, though its ambiance may not be to everyone’s liking, according to Eater. “The staff there are notoriously gruff, the beer selection is domestic (in the pejorative and literal sense), the room is cramped and cash is the only accepted method of payment. You want at itemized receipt? Good luck with that. But all of that, while not part of the charm — because there is little — is mitigated by one of the city’s most iconic hamburgers served in one of its quintessential barrooms.” It will have a liquor license hearing next Wednesday at the community board offices at 250 West 87th Street. Thanks to Talia and Jonah for the tip and photo.
Ellen’s Couture, which designs and tailors wedding dresses, has closed its location at 445 Columbus Avenue (81st) and moved to a new space at 336 West 37th Street, Suite 830. They’re available at the same phone number. The store had been there for about 15 years, an employee said. “The rent was too high.” Thanks to Terry for the photo.
High-intensity workout business Barry’s Bootcamp plans to open in the former home of Telepan at 72-74 West 69th Street, according to the Commercial Observer. “It will include the post-workout Fuel Bar that Barry’s Bootcamp devotees have come to expect and appreciate,” the broker said.
A new restaurant called The Viand is planning to open in the former home of Jackson Hole at 517 Columbus at 85th Street. We don’t know much about the new spot, but it will also present its plans at the liquor license hearing next Wednesday. Thanks to Peter for the tip.
Ricky’s on Broadway between 86th and 87th street is closing on May 14. That’s the second Ricky’s to close recently — another one closed last November. Thanks to Elizabeth for the tip.
Lagom Gourmet Deli at 79th and Broadway has closed after just a few months. Thanks to Matt, Lauren and Bob for the tips.
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