The old Food Emporium space is finally filled, and new cafes have opened on the Upper West Side.
Face Values & Beyond opened on Friday at 2431 Broadway at 90th Street in the former home of Food Emporium. The store has two floors and sells health and beauty products, and home and baby products, as well as some groceries. A rep for Bed, Bath & Beyond, the parent company, sent some more info: “In-store, customers will find a wide variety of day-to-day grab-and-go necessities including health & beauty items, baby food, diapers, cooking, cleaning supplies, and more. Customers will also discover a great selection of must-have home items like bedding, housewares and kitchen electrics, cookware, dinnerware, storage/organization solutions and more. The new store features interactive product displays and services including a Keurig shop highlighting an extended assortment of coffee so customers can ‘try before you buy.’ Customers will also have the ability to order items from the Face Values & Beyond family of brands to be delivered directly to their home.” Carol Brewer, who sent the photo above, also weighed in: “They sell Clairol hair dye also for only $6.99, which is a plus since Duane Reade stopped carrying it at $11.00 a few months ago. Prices are lower than local drug stores.”
On Monday, Starbucks opened its newest location at 61st Street and West End Avenue, inside 21 West End Avenue. “It’s at the base of the new public school that just opened this fall, so there were teachers in there, along with the construction workers, that are working on the new buildings at the Waterline,” Ashley wrote.
Skincare shop Heyday opened at 67 West 71st Street, next to Drybar. They give facials, sell products and offer skincare advice. Learn more at their website. Photo via Madeline Hemingway.
The Groomery by Petsmart, a pet care business, is opening on Columbus between 92nd and 93rd, between the soon-to–come Trader Joe’s (more below) and Party City. Thanks to Kevin for the photo.
Two locations of frozen dessert chain 16 Handles — Broadway and 98th and Amsterdam and 75th — are no longer affiliated with the brand, according to a somewhat odd email sent to customers that said they “will not be accepting the 16 Handles loyalty app. Additionally, guests will not be able to purchase gift cards at these locations. We apologize for any inconvenience.” When we inquired, the company would only say that it was “due to an internal issue regarding ownership of the store. We are working to resolve this with the operator, and hope to have a positive resolution shortly.”
Da Capo, the cafe by day and cocktail bar by night, is now open at 322 Columbus Avenue (75th). One Yelper has already weighed in: “It is a chill place to hang out (read paper, do some work on computer…etc) with soft music playing in the background. No loud customers (yet?) Alcohol is also available. I will come back to check out the night /cocktail scene.” Thanks to Tom for the photo.
Trader Joe’s at 93rd and Columbus has been delayed until sometime next year. But “next year” is a pretty big window of time. One of our tipsters overheard a conversation between a pedestrian and some construction workers that gives some more clarity. “A person walking their dog stopped and asked two of them who were sitting outside and they said January then a foreman or supervisor came by and said it would be closer to February.”