The Upper West Side is getting its first Panda Express, and several other new eateries.
Chinese food chain Panda Express is getting closer to opening in the space between Mel’s Burger Bar and T-Mobile at the Southeast corner of 111th and Broadway. It will be the first location on the Upper West Side, although Panda Express has other locations throughout the city. Here’s the menu. Thanks to Ron and Rich for the tips and photo.
Japanese restaurant Izakaya Ida is getting closer to opening at 141 West 72nd Street, the former home of Communal. As we previously reported, it will have 60 seats and will be open daily from 12-11 pm Monday-Sunday. Its website says it will be a Japanese gastropub with “fresh and innovative tapas-style plates.” Thanks to Lisa for the tip and photo.
Another new Joe & the Juice is moving into the space next to Chop’t on the East side of Amsterdam between 76th and 77th. It’s the same block as Tessa, new Levain and Dunkin Donuts. Thanks to Tom for the tip and photo.
The former Starbucks on 67th and Columbus has actually been split into two spaces, so health store Saje will only be taking a portion of the space. It’s not yet clear who will be taking the other space. Thanks to Diana and Tom for the tips and photo.
We have heard from several more readers that the former Food Emporium on 90th Street and Broadway will become a Harmon Face Values, the “health and beauty” store owned by Bed Bath & Beyond. Bed Bath & Beyond itself may also take a portion of the store.