A new taco spot is here, but a well-loved Turkish restaurant has closed.
Super Tacos, owned by the guys who run the taco truck at 96th and Broadway, has a handwritten sign on the window saying it’s open at 96th Street and West End Avenue. The truck is famous, and hopefully the restaurant will live up to the reputation. (Let us know if you go!) Thanks to Tom for the tip.
Turkuaz, a Turkish restaurant on Broadway between 99th and 100th Street that had been around since 2000, closed on Sunday. Owner Ali Kocak said he was closing following a dispute with his landlord. Turkuaz has another location in Fort Lee. The restaurant had a good reputation. “Loved it,” wrote Paul, who sent in the photo above. “Really unique yet low-key joint. They had belly dancing on Saturday nights, tapestries on the ceilings, and a great brunch. Nice place for a romantic date or a large party.”
HeyDay, a skincare shop, is opening on 71st and Columbus next to Drybar this fall, according to a sign out front. Thanks to Swati for the photo.
Saje Natural Wellness at 158 Columbus Avenue (67th) is holding an opening party on Tuesday, August 22, with special deals, champagne and “plant-based treats.” It’s taking over part of the old Starbucks space there.
Taiji Body Work, a new massage spot and spa, just opened on 102nd street between Broadway and Amsterdam (but closer to Broadway), Jessica tells us.
Royal Soul Food at 914 Columbus has closed and has a For Rent sign in the window. Thanks to Daren for the tip.
Laser Away, which does hair and tattoo removal, is opening on Amsterdam between 66th and 67th next to Starbucks. As Lee points out, another hair removal place called Spruce & Bond already opened across the street. Thanks to Lee for the photo.