Another supermarket above 90th Street is closing, as a new sushi spot opens.
Gristedes on the southwest corner of 96th and Broadway is closing on June 17, according to a sign on the window. It directs people to the Gristedes on 103rd and Broadway. Thanks to George Byars, Rebecca and others for the tips.
Robert Stuart Salon at 461 Columbus Avenue (82nd) closed on May 28. “It has been 34 years and it is time,” they wrote in a message to clients.”We aimed to beautify New York one haircut at a time and we believe we did.”
“Some of our staff is like family to us and we will gladly let you know where they will continue their talented career. Please respond to this email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your request and we will give you their information. Robert will be cutting hair in his own private salon which is part of a salon collective called Salons by JC located at 124 West 24th St. between 6th and 7th.” Thanks to Elisa and others for the tip.
The former Josie’s space at 74th and Amsterdam (201 West 74th) will be turned into a Taiwanese-French bakery called Recolte. It “will offer sandwiches and salads, along the lines I believe of Maison Kaiser on Broadway,” wrote our tipster, who is on the board of the building. “They have done a very thorough renovation, with an all new kitchen, all new everything, and the enclosed café is being removed. It is expected to open in July.”
Sushi Kaito is having a soft-opening on Tuesday (yesterday) and Wednesday (today) at 244 West 72nd Street between Broadway and West End. The Omakase Sushi Dinner generally costs $75 plus tip, but they’re allowing people to pay what they wish for the soft opening. To attend, email email@example.com (not com) and follow the instructions in the sign above. “$75 is fairly high-end omakase by UWS standards — Gari is only similar price point — but it will likely be seen as a very good value by most NYC gourmands,” wrote Jeff. Thanks to Lisa, Rachel and others for the tips.